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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 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.
All non-hydrogen atoms were refined anisotropically, and all hydrogen atoms were located in the calculated positions and refined with a riding model.
In order to maximize the potential of anisotropically expanding hydrogels it is essential that the changes to the copolymer microstructure and the residual caused by the hot press are investigated.
L] and void ratio for undrained triaxial tests isotropically and anisotropically compressed ([q.
Thus, in TTh the light barrier (isotropic in SR) appears to be anisotropically deformed, and the degree of such deformation depends on the velocity [upsilon] of IRF K'.
Secondly, different from the assumptions of [14, 15], we put forward a significant assumption that statistical noise is typically distributed through the larger space anisotropically.
Schiinemann, "Complex and backwardwave modes in inhomogeneously and anisotropically filled waveguides," IEEE Trans.
Hydrogen atoms were generated in their idealized positions and all non-hydrogen atoms were refined anisotropically.
A rotational hardening constitutive model for anisotropically consolidated clay, Soils and Foundations 36(3): 13-20.
The conformal finite-difference time-domain (CFDTD) approach is developed to compute scattering from anisotropically coated bodies in [1].
Maruyama, "Radiative heat transfer in inhomogeneous, nongray, and anisotropically scattering media", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol.
2011, "Induced magnetic field influences on blood flow through an anisotropically tapered elastic artery with overlapping stenosis in an annulus, " Can.