isometric 1840, lit. "of the same measure," coined from Gk. isos "equal" + metron "measure" (see METER (Cf. meter) (n.2)). Originally a method of using perspective in drawing; the physiological sense relating to muscular action is from 1891, borrowed from Ger. isometrisch (1882).

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