anisotropic

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adjective 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

anisotropically

play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

anisotropy

play \-(ˌ)nī-ˈsä-trə-pē\ or less commonly anisotropism play \-ˌpi-zəm\ noun

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First Known Use of anisotropic

1854


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anisotropic

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adjective 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

anisotropism

play \-ˌī-ˈsä-trə-ˌpiz-əm\ noun

anisotropy

play \-pē\ noun plural anisotropies

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