anisotropism


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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.

anisotropism

(ænˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪzəm)
n
the state of being anisotropic
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Hole FD (1961) A classification of pedoturbations and some other processes and factors of soil formation in relation to isotropism and anisotropism.
The slight decline in the CH compounds curve may result from the anisotropism of oil shale samples.
Optical data: In reflected light: white, moderate anisotropism, nonpleochroic; rare red internal reflections in oil.
Optical data: In reflected light: greyish white, anisotropism moderate in air and strong in oil, bireflectance perceptible in air and moderate in oil, pleochroism weak in air white with bluish tints and enhanced in oil.
A classification of perturbations and some other processes and factors of soil formation in relation to isotropism and anisotropism.
Optical data: In reflected light: creamy, distinct anisotropism from light to dark creamy, no bireflectance, pleochroism not given, [R.
Optical data: In reflected light: cream with a brownish tint, weak anisotropism from brownish gray to grayish brown, weak bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: In reflected light: gray to white, weak to moderate bireflectance, strong to weak anisotropism, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: in reflected light: white, distinct anisotropism, perceptible bireflectance in air (a little more in oil), slightly pleochroic in grayish white and creamy white.
Optical data: In reflected light: reddish brown, strong anisotropism but rotation tints are not very colorful; distinct bireflectance, slight pleochroism.
Optical data: In reflected light: pale gray, moderate anisotropism, distinct (air) and weak (oil) bireflectance, nonpleochroic.