Isometric meaning

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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.
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Of or exhibiting equality in dimensions or measurements.
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Of or being a crystal system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other.
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The definition of isometric is having equal measurements.

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.

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(physiology) Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
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A line connecting isometric points.
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Of, indicating, or having equality of measure.
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Of or having to do with isometrics.
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A line, as on a chart, indicating changes of pressure or temperature at constant volume.
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Of or exhibiting equality in dimensions or measurements.
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Of or being a crystal system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other.
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(physiology) Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
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Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
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A graph showing the relationship between two quantities, such as pressure and temperature, when a third quantity, such as volume, is held constant.
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Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other (especially in crystallography).
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(physiology) Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same. See also: isometric exercise.

Antonyms include tonic movements auxotonic and isotonic which are divided into concentric and eccentric.

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(physics, of a thermodynamic process) Taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries.
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A line connecting isometric points.
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A line connecting isometric points.
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Origin of isometric

  • From Greek īsometros of equal measure īso- iso- metron measure mē-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἰσομέτρητος (isometrētos, “equal in measure”), from ἴσος (isos, “equal”) + μέτρον (metron, “measure”). See also: iso- and metric.

    From Wiktionary