Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to isotropic: Isotropic material


 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.isotropic - invariant with respect to direction
anisotropic - not invariant with respect to direction; "anisotropic crystals"
References in periodicals archive ?
Pierre et Marie Curie) and Cambon (mechanics, French National Center for Scientific Research) draw upon their significant research in their examples, and consider the needs of the practitioner in their organization, starting with an explanation of the statistical analysis of homogeneous turbulent flows and moving on to incompressible homogeneous isotropic turbulence, including pure rotation (anisotropic) strain, pure shear, buoyancy and stable stratification.
Non-linear optimization of the material constants in Ogden's stress-deformation function for incompressible isotropic elastic materials," J.
The three-dimensional transient Green's tensor for an isotropic plate and the two -dimensional transient Green's tensor for an anisotropic layer on an isotropic half-space were solved using Willis' inversion method (3,4).
has developed a new isotropic magnetic material for use in injection molded magnet compounds.
In any direction they looked, they saw radiation of the same temperature, and that was good because they believed that the universe was homogenous and isotropic, and so the microwave background, which comes down to undisturbed from early times, should have been smooth.
In addition, the system's sensitivity and accuracy are enhanced using isotropic scanning, which results in images that accurately capture the body's rapidly moving organs like the heart and lungs.
NIST applied this method to calculate SAW velocities in various isotropic and anisotropic films including textured polycrystalline films of TiN on single-cr ystal Si and to estimate the elastic constants of the films.
The Ticona hard grades include some for isotropic magnets (in which particles are arranged randomly) and others for anisotropic magnets.
The principle states that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic, and it once seemed so obvious.
With the increase in channels, it is possible to see a shift to rapid three dimensional imaging with sub-millimeter isotropic resolutions.
Versalloy XL 9000 series products are said to exhibit exceptional elastomeric performance with superior cosmetics and isotropic (uniform) shrinkage behavior.
Physical properties of an isotropic panel containing 30% by volume of carbon fiber include a density of 1.