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

Examples of isometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contrary to rumors that Diablo IV would be a first-person Destiny-alike or whatever, Diablo IV is still an isometric action-RPG. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands," 1 Nov. 2019 What looks, at first glance, like a portable speaker is in fact a surprisingly powerful little workout tool, a gateway to the world of focused isometric exercise. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "Activ5 device packs big punch as ‘tiny gym in your pocket’: Stretching Out," 1 Aug. 2019 In an isometric exercise, the muscle holds steady tension without moving. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Jolla fitness startup booms after Apple stocks its device in stores," 24 July 2019 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

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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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26 Feb 2020

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“Isometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isometric. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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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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