Anisotropic Definition

ăn-īsə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk
Not isotropic.
American Heritage
Assuming a new position in response to external stimuli.
Webster's New World
Having properties that differ based on the direction of measurement.
American Heritage
Having properties, such as conductivity or speed of transmission of light, etc., that vary according to the direction in which they are measured.
Webster's New World

(physics) Having properties that differ according to the direction of measurement; exhibiting anisotropy.

The crystal has an anisotropic structure, as it is stronger along its length than laterally.

Origin of Anisotropic

  • aniso- +‎ -tropic

    From Wiktionary

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