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 isometrically (audio) \ adverb

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Pure Barre focuses on isometric movements to build strength and lean muscles without impact. Candice Terrell/share, Cincinnati.com, "Pure Barre’s record-setting ‘Barre on the Bridge’ is back," 7 June 2019 Perhaps most surprisingly, Vincke suggested in the interview that Baldur's Gate III might not have the same isometric perspective as the titles that preceded it (and which characterizes games like Divinity: Original Sin). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Baldur’s Gate III is finally official, coming to PC and Stadia," 6 June 2019 Or even a spiritual successor to the old isometric Fallouts? Can’t wait to find out. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Obsidian teases a game reveal, the FTC pledges to look into loot boxes," 30 Nov. 2018 You command wizards and rogues in real time from an isometric perspective. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire," 4 June 2018 The exercise is a combination lying leg raise and an isometric band-apart, using a resistance band and medicine ball to amp up a traditional leg lift. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Celebrity Trainer Ben Bruno Just Invented a New Core Exercise You Should Try," 16 Nov. 2018 An isometric exercise is a strength exercise that doesn't involve a change in muscle length or joint position. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Candace Cameron Bure Strengthens Her Quads and Inner Thighs With This 1 Super Tough Move," 8 Oct. 2018 An isometric exercise is a strength exercise that doesn't involve a change in muscle length or joint position. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Candace Cameron Bure Strengthens Her Quads and Inner Thighs With This 1 Super Tough Move," 8 Oct. 2018 Barre classes are total body workouts made up of small, isometric movements that take their cues from ballet warm-ups. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Only Guy in the Barre Class," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of isometric

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 isometrically (audio) \ adverb

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