isometric

adjective
iso·​met·​ric | \ˌī-sə-ˈme-trik \

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 \ adverb

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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 Rapture Rejects is an isometric game themed around Cyanide & Happiness, the webcomic. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "PC Gaming Show at E3 2018: Yakuza 0, Warframe: The Sacrifice, Star Control Origins, and a Jaws sim," 11 June 2018 Facial Magic's Rowland started teaching facial exercise in 1989, a regimen that consists of 18 exercises that take 35 seconds each and use isometric contraction with resistance. Dahna M. Chandler, Woman's Day, "How to Lose Weight in Your Face," 22 May 2017 At 14, Robert Showalter patented an isometric weight lifting machine. New York Times, "Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession," 13 Apr. 2018 The cabal started to experiment with building an engine, its isometric perspective inspired by SimCity. Richard C. Moss, Ars Technica, "“The least-worst idea we had”—The creation of the Age of Empires empire," 8 Jan. 2018 The children were assessed twice for Glenohumeral range of motion and isometric strength of the bilateral (dominant and non-dominant sides) shoulder-complex muscles, after all players warmed-up with rallies in the service boxes. NOLA.com, "Optimum Performance: Finding 5-year-old elite tennis players," 3 Feb. 2018 An isometric exercise is a strength exercise that doesn't involve a change in muscle length or joint position. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Glutes With This Equipment-Free Butt Exercise From Pink’s Trainer," 26 Jan. 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 \

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 \ adverb

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