isotropic [ahy-s uh- trop-ik, - troh-pik] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective . Zoology lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs.
i·sot·ro·pous [ahy- so-tr uh-p uh s] /aɪˈsɒ trə pəs/
Origin of isotropic
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-tropic Related forms i·sot·ro·py, noun non·i·so·trop·ic, adjective non·i·sot·ro·pous, adjective un·i·so·trop·ic, adjective un·i·sot·ro·pous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for isotropic Historical Examples of isotropic
Both are adapted for determining the axes of elasticity and for the differentiation of
isotropic and an isotropic bodies.
Sometimes the phrases “
isotropic tension” and “hydrostatic pressure” are used instead of “uniform” tension or pressure.
The relations between stress and strain in a material which is not
isotropic are much more complicated.
For many years the luminiferous medium was identified with the
isotropic solid of the theory of elasticity.
This is the “principle of least time” first formulated by Pierre de Fermat for the case of two
isotropic substances. British Dictionary definitions for isotropic isotropic isotropous ( aɪˈsɒtrəpəs) adjective having uniform physical properties in all directions biology not having predetermined axes isotropic eggs Derived Forms isotropically, adverb isotropy, noun
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Word Origin and History for isotropic adj.
iso- + Greek tropikos "belonging to a turning," from tropos "a turning, way, manner" (see trope).
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isotropic [ī′sə-trŏp ′ĭk, -trō ′pĭk] adj. Identical in all directions. Related forms i•sot ( ′ro•py ī-sŏt) null ′rə-pē n.
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Identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction. For example, isotropic scattering of light by a substance entails that the intensity of light radiated is the same in all directions. Compare anisotropic.
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