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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.
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Noun1.isotropy - (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
anisotropy - the property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions
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These two tests confirmed the existence of the horizontal transverse isotropy of oil shale, suggesting that the strength of oil shale in a direction of foliation could be less than half its strength in a direction perpendicular to foliation.
Anisotropy is the opposite of isotropy, is dependent on the direction (the measured properties of a material differing in various directions in anisotropy).
x] = {g [member of] G | [rho](g)x = x} the isotropy subgroup of G at x.
However, the FLRW cosmological model represents a unique condition of homogeneity and isotropy that present theoretical physics ideas do not explain.
1], averaged over thermal (chaotic) motion of the moderating medium nuclei and isotropy of the neutron source.
This electric welding technology helps boost isotropy, an indicator for the homogeneity of a structure, and ramps up vertical strength and mechanical toughness of the printed parts.
With uniaxial deformation the PET chains preferentially orient in the machine direction while the simultaneous biaxial stretching leads to in-plane isotropy as the chains are randomly biaxially oriented in the plane while the phenyl rings become oriented in the plane of the film [27-29] observed.
In the framework of a generalized group where translations mix up non trivially with rotations, the requirements of homogeneity and isotropy lead ipso facto to the de Sitter Universe with a uniform scalar curvature.
The decision of the stationarity, the used estimators, the model of the adjusted semivariogram and the decision on the adopted isotropy, that is, the whole modeling process, was tested by cross validation (Walter et al.
Registration and joint deconvolution are subsequently applied to fuse the two views, improving resolution isotropy (Fig.