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ISOMETRIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does isometric mean? 

ISOMETRIC (noun)
  The noun ISOMETRIC has 1 sense:

1. a line connecting isometric points

  Familiarity information: ISOMETRIC used as a noun is very rare.


ISOMETRIC (adjective)
  The adjective ISOMETRIC has 4 senses:

1. related by an isometry
2. of or involving muscular contraction in which tension increases while length remains constant
3. having equal dimensions or measurements
4. of a crystal system characterized by three equal axes at right angles

  Familiarity information: ISOMETRIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ISOMETRIC (noun)


Sense 1isometric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line connecting isometric points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

isometric; isometric line

Hypernyms ("isometric" is a kind of...):

line (a mark that is long relative to its width)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "isometric"):

contour; contour line (a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height)


ISOMETRIC (adjective)


Sense 1isometric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Related by an isometry

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Pertainym:

isometry (a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points)


Sense 2isometric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or involving muscular contraction in which tension increases while length remains constant

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)

Antonym:

isotonic (of or involving muscular contraction in which tension is constant while length changes)


Sense 3isometric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having equal dimensions or measurements

Synonyms:

isometrical; isometric

Similar:

equal (well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another)


Sense 4isometric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a crystal system characterized by three equal axes at right angles

Similar:

cubic; three-dimensional (having three dimensions)

Domain category:

crystallography (the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals)


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