Meaning of ISOMETRIC in English



Pronunciation: ˌ ī -s ə - ' me-trik

Function: adjective

Date: circa 1855

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

– iso · met · ri · cal · ly \ -tri-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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