an·​iso·​trop·​ic | \ ˌa-ˌnī-sə-ˈträ-pik \

Definition of anisotropic

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

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Other Words from anisotropic

anisotropically \ -​pi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
anisotropy \ -​(ˌ)nī-​ˈsä-​trə-​pē \ or less commonly anisotropism \ -​ˌpi-​zəm \ noun

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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, "Microsoft's Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever, backed by an army of games," 11 June 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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an·​iso·​trop·​ic | \ (ˌ)an-ˌī-sə-ˈträp-ik \

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 \ noun
anisotropy \ -​pē \ noun, plural anisotropies

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