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1Of or having equal dimensions.
- ‘Development of the columnals is isometric so their shapes do not change with size and age.’
- ‘One obvious difference is the switch from a fixed isometric view to first-person.’
- ‘Mechanical activity was recorded on a polygraph via isometric transducers.’
- ‘The shape of an isometric animal is the same at all sizes.’
- ‘Mike started drawing algorithmic doodles for worms eating from an isometric grid (sometimes during lectures).’
Relating to or denoting muscular action in which tension is developed without contraction of the muscle.
- ‘Have patients fully weight bearing as well as performing quadriceps isometric exercises while immobilized.’
- ‘We did not use a tensiometer to measure the isometric power of the shoulder.’
- ‘Isometric tension should thus decrease because it is proportional to duty ratio.’
- ‘The location of the most isometric clusters on the ulna were more variable.’
- ‘In vivo, the diaphragm does not perform maximum isometric contractions but shortens against a submaximal load.’
3(in technical or architectural drawing) incorporating a method of showing projection or perspective in which the three principal dimensions are represented by three axes 120° apart.
- ‘Although the stitched textiles have physical presence, their intersecting linear passages function primarily as isometric drawing.’
- ‘Type Is at the command line to quickly shift cursors for isometric drawing views.’
- ‘Eakins taught perspective, mechanical drawing, and isometric drawing to his students at the Pennsylvania Academy using a manual that he wrote for the purpose but never published.’
(of a transformation) without change of shape or size.
- ‘Codazzi also published on isometric lines, geodesic triangles and the stability of floating bodies.’
- ‘Based on the powers of Y and X, isometric exponents can be calculated and compared with the observed values.’
- ‘The applet allows for experimentation with two other families of isometric curves.’
- ‘In isometric change, shape is constant at all sizes.’
- ‘As previously, the isometric exponent for these relationships consists of 0.33.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek isometria ‘equality of measure’ (from isos ‘equal’ + -metria ‘measuring’) + -ic.
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