- When three sides of a triangle are equal, this is an example of an isometric shape.
- When tension is applied to your muscles but your muscles stay the same size and do not contract or get smaller, this is an example of isometric exercise.
- of, indicating, or having equality of measure
- cubic (sense )
- of or having to do with isometrics
Origin of isometricfrom Classical Greek isometros from isos, equal + metron, measure (see meter) + -ic
- a line, as on a chart, indicating changes of pressure or temperature at constant volume
- [pl.] a method of physical exercise in which one set of muscles is tensed, for a period of seconds, in opposition to another set of muscles or to an immovable object
- Of or exhibiting equality in dimensions or measurements.
- Of or being a crystal system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other.
- Physiology Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
Origin of isometricFrom Greek īsometros of equal measure īso- iso- metron measure ; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more isometric, superlative most isometric)
- Of, or exhibiting equality in dimensions.
- Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other (especially in crystallography).
- (physiology) Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same. See also: isometric exercise
- (physics, of a thermodynamic process) Taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries.
From Ancient Greek ἰσομέτρητος (isometrētos, “equal in measure”), from ἴσος (isos, “equal”) + μέτρον (metron, “measure”). See also: iso- and metric.