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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.
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anisotropic

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