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 (ī′sə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk)
Identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction.

i·sot′ro·py (ī-sŏt′rə-pē), i·sot′ro·pism (-pĭz′əm) n.


(ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk) or


1. (General Physics) having uniform physical properties in all directions
2. (Biology) biology not having predetermined axes: isotropic eggs.
ˌisoˈtropically adv
iˈsotropy, iˈsotroˌpism n


(ˌaɪ səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

also i•sot•ro•pous

(aɪˈsɒ trə pəs)

having physical properties, as elasticity, that are the same in measurement along all axes or directions.
i•sot′ro•py, n.
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Adj.1.isotropic - invariant with respect to direction
anisotropic - not invariant with respect to direction; "anisotropic crystals"
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The directivity of an isotropic antenna was 1 since U and U0 were same.
In fact, every antenna is characterized by a density of radiation that can be calculated in the case of an isotropic antenna by equation:
The Base Station (BS) antenna used in this work is a computational two-element uncorrelated dual-polarized isotropic antenna.
Here, the simulations assumed a uniform rectangular array composed of isotropic antenna elements and ideal propagation environment.
The SFA-S is an active broadband isotropic antenna combined with a portable USB-powered spectrum analyzer (manufactured by a third party to EMC Test Design's specifications).
An isotropic antenna is an ideal theoretical antenna that performs equally well in all directions when transmitting and when receiving.
Directive gain of an antenna in a particular direction is defined as ratio of power density in that direction at a given distance to the power density that would be radiated at the same distance by an isotropic antenna radiating the same total power Maximum Directive gain is defined as directivity of antenna