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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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(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
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(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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