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  • 1838, literally "of the same measure," from iso- "the same, equal" + -metric. The components are Greek: isos "equal, identical" + metron "a measure." Originally a method of using perspective in drawing; later in reference to crystals. The physiological sense relating to muscular action is from 1889, from German isometrisch in this sense (1882).1838, 1882, 1889

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  • Isometric projection Isometric projection is a method for visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions in technical and engineering drawings. It is an axonometric projection in which the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened and the angle between any two of them is 120 degrees.
  • Isometric video game graphics Isometric video game graphics are graphics employed in video games and pixel art which angle the viewpoint to reveal facets of the environment that would not be visible from a top-down perspective or side view, thereby producing a three-dimensional effect. Despite the name, isometric computer graphics are not necessarily truly isometric—i.e., the x, y, and z axes are not necessarily oriented 120° to each other. Instead, a variety of angles occur; some form of parallel projection, such as dimetric projection with a 2:1 pixel ratio, is the most common. The terms "3/4 perspective", "2.5D", and "pseudo-3D" are also sometimes used, although these terms can possess slightly different meanings in other contexts.
  • Isometric The term isometric comes from the Greek for "having equal measurement".
  • Isometric exercise An isometric exercise is a form of exercise involving the static contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. The term "isometric" combines the Greek words "Isos" (equal) and "metria" (measuring), meaning that in these exercises the length of the muscle and the angle of the joint do not change, though contraction strength may be varied. This is in contrast to isotonic contractions, in which the contraction strength does not change, though the muscle length and joint angle do.
  • Isometric video game Isometric video game or isometric game may refer to:Isometric video game graphics, a style in video games, with the playfield viewed at an angle instead of flat from the side or top; perspective is used to give a 3D effect; also known as "3/4 perspective", "2.5D", and "pseudo-3D" Isometric platform game, a genre using this style of graphics Isometric role-playing game, a genre using this style of graphics Isometric gameplay, the incremental raising of a wide variety of character stats to remain competitive; a feature of role-playing games and related genres. Depending on game design, it may involve any combination of: Dynamic game difficulty balancing, automatically changing parameters, scenarios, and AI behaviors in a game in real-time, based on player stats, and the player response to this Grinding (gaming), performing repetitive, often tedious, tasks for gameplay advantage Micromanagement (gameplay), in-depth handling of detailed gameplay elements by the player for strategic or tactical purposes Min-maxing, creating the best character the player can, by minimizing undesired or unimportant traits and maximizing desired ones
  • Isometric exercise device An isometric exercise tool is a device used to exercise most body parts including the wrist and is often used as part of physical therapy or in order to build muscle strength in a low impact manner. Devices can range in size from large bulky machines used by physicians to small hand-held devices that can be used by an individual. Isometric devices have been used for centuries. The first devices did not display the users' output; nowadays there are devices that can digitally output the users force. Before that some devices used an analog format.
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