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 (ăn-ī′sə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk)
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.


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
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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