isometry

noun
isom·​e·​try | \ī-ˈsä-mə-trē \
plural isometries

Definition of isometry 

: a mapping of a metric space onto another or onto itself so that the distance between any two points in the original space is the same as the distance between their images in the second space rotation and translation are isometries of the plane

First Known Use of isometry

1881, in the meaning defined above

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