Isometry definition

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Equality of measure.
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Equality of elevation above sea level.
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(mathematics) A function between metric spaces which preserves distances, such as a rotation or translation in a plane.
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(biology) A proportional change in the size of a part or parts of an organism as the organism grows.
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Equality of measure.
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(geog.) Equality of height above sea level.
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Equality of measure.
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(biology) A proportional change in the size of a part or parts of an organism as the organism grows.
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Equality of measure.
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Equality of elevation above sea level.
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A function between two metric spaces (such as two coordinate systems) which preserves distances. A rotation or translation in a plane is an isometry, since the distances between two points on the plane remain the same after the rotation or translation.
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(mathematics) A function between metric spaces (on a single metric space) having the property that the distance between two images is equal to the distance between their pre-images.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
isometry
Plural:
isometries

Origin of isometry

  • From iso- and -metry.

    From Wiktionary