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an·i·so·trop·ic

 (ăn-ī′sə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk)
adj.
1. Not isotropic.
2. Physics Having properties that differ based on the direction of measurement.

an·i′so·trop′i·cal·ly adv.
an′i·sot′ro·pism (-sŏt′rə-pĭz′əm), an′i·sot′ro·py (-sŏt′rə-pē) n.
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anisotropy

the state or condition of certain flowers or plants of having different dimensions along different axes. See also physics. — anisotropic, adj.
See also: Botany
the state or quality of having different properties along different axes. See also botany. — anisotropic, adj.
See also: Physics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anisotropy - the property of being anisotropic; having a different 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"
isotropy, symmetry - (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
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Ehrmann, "Micromagnetic simulations of anisotropies in coupled and uncoupled ferromagnetic nanowire systems," The Scientific World Journal, vol.
Calculations of nucleosynthesis and microwave background anisotropies in Bianchi models have been compared against data from the real universe, typically giving null results which can be translated into upper limits on anisotropy.
The cosmic ray physics team measured super-high-energy particles to study anisotropies, or the unequal distribution of particles as they arrive from various directions.
Retired now, he takes it out on another cruise, providing more detail of the Higgs boson and neutrino masses, of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, recent insight into quantum geometry, the theory of constrained systems, and considerably more about black holes.
The anisotropies of the glassy properties of a disordered system are determined by the properties of the tensor [gamma].In our model, the "orientations" of the TLSs are defined by the unit vectors [??] and the symmetries of the host material are incorporated into the coupling constant tensor, [R].
Zahn et al., "A measurement of secondary cosmic microwave background anisotropies with two years of South Pole Telescope observations," The Astrophysical Journal, vol.755,no.1,2012.
The inherent and induced anisotropies are expressed as explicit functions of the bedding angle [beta] and the magnitude of anisotropy [alpha] (in the distribution of contact normals).
They explore the modes of single-mode and few-mode optical waveguides, emphasizing single-core and multicore optical fibers and couplers that encompass a wide range of standard and exotic geometries and anisotropies. Their topics include electromagnetic theory for anisotropic media and weak guidance for longitudinally invariant fibers, azimuthal symmetry breaking, and multicore fibers and couplers.
# MIF 2.2 # Save-path is set to current directory # # "stop" is the mxHxm stopping criterion # ############################################# set stop 0.1 set tag CUBIC RandomSeed 1 # Cone angle in proc Texture (q.v.); # # specifies angle range for random # # anisotropies. # ############################################ Parameter phideg 10; # in degrees, ## from 0 to 90, 0 is all z.