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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.
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Adv.1.anisotropically - in an anisotropic manner
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All the non-hydrogen atoms were refined anisotropically. Full matrix least-squares refinement on F2 was performed by means of SHELXL-97 program package [15].
The structures were solved by direct methods, and all of the nonhydrogen atoms were refined anisotropically on [F.sup.2] by the full-matrix least-squares technique using the SHELXL-97 crystallographic software package [24].
[13] solved the radiative transfer equation by finite-volume method in an axisymmetric two-dimensional geometry with absorbing, emitting, and either isotropically or anisotropically - scattering gray medium.
The cellular structure of thick-walled latewood in softwood has been observed to swell isotropically in the transverse plane approximately 3 percent from 25 to 85 percent RH, whereas earlywood swells anisotropically, with approximately 3 percent in the tangential direction and 1 percent in the radial direction over the same range of RH (Derome et al.
All non-hydrogen atoms of 1 and 2 were refined anisotropically, and all the hydrogen atoms attached to carbon atoms were fixed at their ideal positions.
By comparison, nonspherical HP was fabricated using an anisotropically grown or clustered structure as a template.
Despite initial isotropy, SGRBs were shown to be distributed anisotropically on the sky, while LGRBs are distributed isotropically [16-23].
Due to the source interaction, the sources emit particles anisotropically. The [eta] mesons are emitted from these sources.
Kaviani-Hamedani, "Prediction of undrained behavior of isotropically and anisotropically consolidated Firoozkuh sand: instability and flow liquefaction," ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, vol.
Jang, "Anisotropically ordered liquid crystalline epoxy network on carbon fiber surface," Polymer Bulletin, vol.
For the complex, the hydrogen atoms attached to the oxygen atoms of water molecules were not located from the difference Fourier map due to the effect of heavy erbium and antimony atoms, while other nonhydrogen atoms were refined anisotropically, and hydrogen atoms were introduced at the calculated positions.