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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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The difference of AE counts is mainly attributed to anisotropism of rock specimens.
In the plastic deformation stage of rocks, the Felicity ratio changes slightly with the loading rate, which is related with complexity of plastic failure and anisotropism of rocks.
Optical data: In reflected light: pink sometimes with a slight grayish tint, weak anisotropism from light gray to brownish gray, no bireflectance, pleochroism not mentioned.
Optical data: In reflected light: white, weak to strong anisotropism, strong bireflectance, weak to moderate pleochroism.
Optical data: In reflected light: white with a slightly greenish blue tint, strong anisotropism (dark brown, greenish gray), distinct bireflectance (cream parallel to elongation and brown, gray, green perpendicular to elongation).
Optical data: In reflected light: color not given, weak anisotropism, weak bireflectance, nonpleochroic, rare red internal reflections.
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: black with blue-red reflections, low anisotropism, low bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
Optical data: In reflected light: white-grey; no anisotropism, bireflectance or pleochroism.
In reflected light: bright white with a yellowish tint, moderate anisotropism, no bireflectance, nonpleochroic.
In reflected light: white, distinct anisotropism, distinct bireflectance,