isometric

adjective
iso·​met·​ric | \ ˌī-sə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce isometric (audio) \

Definition of isometric

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by equality of measure especially : relating to or being a crystallographic system characterized by three equal axes at right angles
2 : of, relating to, involving, or being muscular contraction (as in isometrics) against resistance, without significant shortening of muscle fibers, and with marked increase in muscle tone — compare isotonic

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Other Words from isometric

isometrically \ ˌī-​sə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce isometric (audio) \ adverb

Examples of isometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, research shows that engaging in elastic band resistance training improves balance, gait function and flexibility and may induce greater neuromuscular fatigue than exercises with isometric contractions. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "The best resistance bands of 2021 — and a 30-day workout plan to put them to work," 1 Feb. 2019 While the original map included with Curse of Strahd was a lovely isometric throwback to the original Ravenloft module, this map offers another way to keep players and Dungeon Masters from getting lost inside. Rob Wieland, Forbes, "Inside The Legendary Edition Of Curse Of Strahd," 24 Feb. 2021 For example, females have 50 percent less isometric neck strength, 23 percent less neck girth, and 43 percent less head-neck segment stiffness during acceleration than males, Covassin says. Bob Roehr, Scientific American, "Concussions Affect Women More Adversely Than Men," 9 Mar. 2016 Pure Barre consists of small, isometric movements that produce fast results. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 14-20," 12 Sep. 2020 Pure Barre consists of small, isometric movements that produce fast results. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 14-20," 12 Sep. 2020 Pure Barre consists of small, isometric movements that produce fast results. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 14-20," 12 Sep. 2020 Pure Barre consists of small, isometric movements that produce fast results. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 14-20," 12 Sep. 2020 Pure Barre consists of small, isometric movements that produce fast results. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 14-20," 12 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of isometric

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of isometric was circa 1855

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“Isometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isometric. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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isometric

adjective
iso·​met·​ric | \ ˌī-sə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce isometric (audio) \

Medical Definition of isometric

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by equality of measure especially : relating to or being a crystallographic system characterized by three equal axes at right angles
2 : of, relating to, involving, or being muscular contraction (as in isometrics) against resistance, without significant change of length of muscle fibers, and with marked increase in muscle tone — compare isotonic sense 2

Other Words from isometric

isometrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce isometric (audio) \ adverb

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