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isometric

1. Physiol of or relating to muscular contraction that does not produce shortening of the muscle
2. (of a crystal or system of crystallization) having three mutually perpendicular equal axes
3. Crystallog another word for cubic
4. Prosody having or made up of regular feet
5. (of a method of projecting a drawing in three dimensions) having the three axes equally inclined and all lines drawn to scale
6. a drawing made in this way
7. a line on a graph showing variations of pressure with temperature at constant volume
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isometric

[¦ī·sə′me·trik]
(physics)
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The core muscles were isometrically active throughout the throw as the subjects were prohibited from falling forward.
Let M be an m'-dimensional submanifold, isometrically immersed in an m-dimensional metallic (or Golden) Riemannian manifold ([bar.M], [bar.g], J), where m, m' [member of] [N.sup.*] and m > m .
Let ([bar.M], [bar.g]) be a 3-dimensional Riemannian manifold, [PHI] [member of] [C.sup.[infinity]]([bar.M]) a smooth function, and S a compact surface isometrically immersed in [bar.M].
This result also agrees with the work of [28] who reported that male P obscura showed positive allometric growth while females grew isometrically in River Oshun, South-west Nigeria.
For these reasons, the innovative curriculum isometrically contracts, forcing the Department's scope of ambitions to be managed by and accommodated through the curriculum.
Figure 1 shows a specific acoustic transducer layout in a square measuring area (10 m x 10 m) isometrically divided into 100 blocks by dashed lines.
Striated muscles serve a variety of roles, including contracting to provide power for movements, acting isometrically as a strut or spring to stabilize joints and transmit force, and producing force while being lengthened to decelerate appendages and bodies or damp movements (reviewed in Dickinson et al., 2000).
A paper produced by Herculano-Houzel and colleagues titled "Equal Numbers of Neuronal and Non-Neuronal Cells Make the Human Brain an Isometrically Scaled-Up Primate Brain," which is now a heavily cited paper, was rejected by high ranking journals including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Neuron and the Journal of Neuroscience.
However, in our study with seed biomass across two orders of magnitude, MB scaled isometrically with MA for the dicotyledons, monocotyledons and across the 32 grain crop genotypes.
In general b val u es close to 3, indicating that fish grow isometrically and different from 3.0 indicate allometric growth (>3 positive allometric and less than 3 negative allometric) (Tesch, 1971).
If, furthermore, avian anatomy scales isometrically then [A.sub.wing] [varies] [m.sup.2/3.sub.b] and