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anisotropic

[¦a‚nī·sə¦träp·ik]
(physics)
Showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions. Also known as aeolotropic.

anisotropic

Descriptive of a material (such as wood) that does not have the same physical properties in all directions.

anisotropic

Properties that differ based on the direction that is measured. For example, an anisotropic antenna is a directional antenna; the power level is not the same in all directions. Contrast with isotropic.
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Optical data: In reflected light: pink with a lilac tinge, distinct to moderate anisotropism, weak to distinct bireflectance, pleochroic from brownish pink to pinkish lilac.
Optical data: In reflected light: cream or slightly beige, weak anisotropism, weak bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: In reflected light: gray, strong anisotropism, strong bireflectance, pleochroic in gray colors.
Optical data: In reflected light: gray, moderate anisotropism, weak bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: In reflected light: steel-gray; brownred internal reflections; anisotropism, 2.
Optical data: In reflected light: pure white, very few dark red internal reflections, extremely weak anisotropism.
Optical data: In reflected light: white, rather strong anisotropism, very weak bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: In reflected light: light gray to white, strong anisotropism, no bireflectance or pleochroism.
In reflected light: white, anisotropism and bireflectance not observed, R(est.
Optical data: In reflected light: pink-yellow; anisotropism, bireflectance and pleochroism absent.
In reflected light: bright white with bluish tint, no anisotropism, no bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
In reflected light: gray, weak anisotropism, weak but distinct bireflectance, pleochroic gray with a faint bluish tint and brownish gray.