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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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in part, acts in a way similar to that of rejuvenation of the as-received material, but also introduces a substantial anisotropy that can be persistent and that may anisotropically affect the later aging.
The light rays travel in curved lines and anisotropically as shown in Figure 2.
Although filled amorphous plastics shrink anisotropically, the amount of actual shrinkage and the difference between actual shrinkage and the flow and crossflow directions are not as acute as in crystalline plastics.
g]) denote the thermal expansion secant coefficients of the anisotropically compacted green as-received pure PTFE, in the compaction and perpendicular directions, respectively.
In such a case the field of the observable velocities of light is distributed anisotropically.
As mentioned earlier, the Avrami theory can be applied to the description of anisotropically growing grains only if all of them are identically oriented in the sample.
i] can be distributed anisotropically in the spatial section, if it completely rotates.