anisotropy


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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.

anisotropy

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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These included safety and security glazing and the increased use of laminated glass in the Mena region, the effects of acoustic pollution, new developments in silicone sealant glazing design and anisotropy of heat-treated glass, and the benefits offered by retrofit films.
Other topics covered during the event included safety and security glazing in the region, the increased use of laminated glass in the MENA region, the effects of acoustic pollution, new developments in silicone sealant glazing design and on anisotropy of heat-treated glass, and the benefit to energy sustainability presented by retrofit films.
These included the safety and security glazing in the region, the increased use of laminated glass in the Mena region, the effects of acoustic pollution, new developments in silicone sealant glazing design and on anisotropy of heat-treated glass, and the benefit to energy sustainability presented by retrofit films.
The researchers identified significant differences in the development of 12 of 19 fiber tracts between the infants with FXS and controls, with lower fractional anisotropy in bilateral subcortical-frontal, occipital-temporal, temporal-frontal, and cerebellar-thalamic pathways and in four of six corpus callosum subdivisions.
Mechanical anisotropy is an important property of the cornea and may provide valuable information in terms of determining the onset and severity of many diseases [4].
The anisotropy of dielectric properties of shales is crucial for the interpretation of dielectric well-logs especially in deviated wells and may affect the efficiency of production via the dielectric heating in unconventional shale reservoirs [14, 15].
In magnetic nanoparticles, shape anisotropy is significantly stronger than magnetocrystalline and magnetoelastic anisotropy so that the magnetic properties can be changed by modifications of the particle shape [7].
On the other hand, several researchers [15-17] focused on the fact that Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data [18, 19] requires Bianchi type morphology instead of Friedman-Robertson-Walker (FRW) type for better accurate explanation of the anisotropic universe.
There are two types of sand anisotropy: inherent anisotropy and stress-induced anisotropy.
Rock anisotropy (variation of elastic properties with direction) is an important factor as well.
'Next, we determined how the stars move in this small galaxy, which is quantified by the anisotropy parameter', Massari explains.