anisotropic [an-ahy-s uh- trop-ik, - troh-pik, an-ahy-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective . Physics of unequal physical properties along different axes. Compare isotropic. (def 1) . Botany of different dimensions along different axes. Related forms an·i·so·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb an·i·sot·ro·py , [an-ahy- so-tr uh-pee] /ˌæn aɪˈsɒ trə pi/ an·i·sot·ro·pism, noun
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Examples from the Web for anisotropic Historical Examples of anisotropic British Dictionary definitions for anisotropic adjective not isotropic; having different physical properties in different directions anisotropic crystals (of a plant) responding unequally to an external stimulus in different parts of the plant Derived Forms anisotropically, adverb anisotropy ( ˌænaɪˈsɒtrəpɪ), noun
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anisotropic [ăn-ī′sə-trŏp ′ĭk, -trō ′pĭk] adj. Not isotropic. Having physical properties that differ according to the direction of measurement. Related forms an•i′so•trop ′i•cal•ly adv. an′i•sot ( ′ro•pism -sŏt) null ′rə-pĭz′əm n.
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anisotropic [ăn-ī′sə-trō ′pĭk, -trŏp ′ĭk, ăn′ī-] Differing according to orientation, as light scattered by a liquid crystal; light striking the liquid crystal's surface at a 90° angle might not be reflected (so the surface appears dark when viewed head-on), while light striking it at shallower angles is reflected (so the surface appears illuminated when viewed from a shallow angle). Compare isotropic.
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