isotropic

adjective
iso·​tro·​pic | \ ˌī-sə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce isotropic (audio) , -ˈträ- \

Definition of isotropic

: exhibiting properties (such as velocity of light transmission) with the same values when measured along axes in all directions an isotropic crystal

Other Words from isotropic

isotropy \ ī-​ˈsä-​trə-​pē How to pronounce isotropic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of isotropic

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for isotropic

iso- + -tropic

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The first known use of isotropic was in 1856

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“Isotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isotropic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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isotropic

adjective
iso·​tro·​pic | \ ˌī-sə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce isotropic (audio) , -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce isotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of isotropic

1 : exhibiting properties (as velocity of light transmission) with the same values when measured along axes in all directions an isotropic crystal
2 : lacking predetermined axes an isotropic egg

Other Words from isotropic

isotropy \ ī-​ˈsä-​trə-​pē How to pronounce isotropic (audio) \ noun, plural isotropies

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