isometry etymology

English word isometry comes from English iso-, English -metry (Forming nouns relating to measures and measurement.)

Detailed word origin of isometry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iso- English (eng) (chemistry) forms terms relating to isomers. (mathematics) forms terms relating to isomorphisms. (organic chemistry) (of an aliphatic compound, especially a fatty acid) Having a branch on the penultimate carbon atom of a chain. (physics) forms terms relating to isotopes. Equal.
-metry English (eng) Forming nouns relating to measures and measurement.
isometry English (eng) (mathematics) A function between metric spaces (or on a single metric space) having the property that the distance between two images is equal to the distance between their preimages.

Words with the same origin as isometry

Descendants of iso-
isenergic isoantigen isoattenuation isobutyraldehyde isochasm isoecho isoexcitation isofield isogram isoionic isoluminant isomaltotriose isomer isomyopia isopalmitic acid isoparaffin isopropyl isopropylacetone isopropylamide isoproscaline isosteviol isostructural isotopic isovaline isovitexin
Descendants of -metry
absorptiometry acidimetry anemometry archeometry bathymetry coulometry ergometry fluviometry heliometry micrometry optometrist optometry phallometry photometry pneumatometry psychometry psychrometry scientometrist somatometry spectrometry stichometry telemetric telemetry zoometry