anisotropic

adjective
an·​iso·​trop·​ic | \ ˌa-ˌnī-sə-ˈträ-pik How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \

Definition of anisotropic

: exhibiting properties with different values when measured in different directions an anisotropic crystal

Other Words from anisotropic

anisotropically \ ˌa-​ˌnī-​sə-​ˈträ-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \ adverb
anisotropy \ ˌa-​(ˌ)nī-​ˈsä-​trə-​pē How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \ or less commonly anisotropism \ ˌa-​(ˌ)nī-​ˈsä-​trə-​ˌpi-​zəm How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \ noun

Examples of anisotropic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Games on 1080p TVs will also get anisotropic filtering and faster load times on the Xbox One X. And like the Xbox One S, Microsoft’s new console also supports glorious high-dynamic range visuals. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of anisotropic

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisotropic

aniso- + -tropic, probably after German anisotropisch

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“Anisotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisotropic. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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anisotropic

adjective
an·​iso·​trop·​ic | \ (ˌ)an-ˌī-sə-ˈträp-ik How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of anisotropic

: exhibiting properties with different values when measured in different directions : not isotropic an anisotropic crystal

Other Words from anisotropic

anisotropism \ -​ˌī-​ˈsä-​trə-​ˌpiz-​əm How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \ noun
anisotropy \ -​pē How to pronounce anisotropic (audio) \ noun, plural anisotropies

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