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isotropic

, isotropous
1. having uniform physical properties in all directions
2. Biology not having predetermined axes

isotropic

[¦ī·sə¦trä·pik]
(biology)
Having a tendency for equal growth in all directions.
(cell and molecular biology)
An ovum lacking any predetermined axis.
(physics)
Having identical properties in all directions.

isotropic

Said of a building material that has the same physical properties in all directions.

isotropic

The properties of a material that are the same in all directions. For example, an isotropic antenna radiates the same power in all directions. In practice, antennas cannot be 100% isotropic. However, a perfect isotropic antenna, called an "isotropic radiator," can be calculated, and it is used as a basis for measuring the signal strength of real antennas. Contrast with anisotropic. See dBi.
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Wanatowski and Chu (2007) report a comprehensive set of triaxial and biaxial tests in Changi sand under both, isotropically and anisotropically compressed, and sheared under undrained conditions of loading.
Points A, B, and C represent isotropically compressed specimens.
But in both models, the yield surface is aligned along the p axis and hardens isotropically.
In principle, the ones measured with the extensometer would be more reliable, because with this device only the isotropically deforming part of the dumbbell is taken into account.
Padron contrasts the arrival of the atlas that fosters this view from the heavens with holdovers from medieval mapping traditions such as itinerary or portolan maps that predated the arrival of a Ptolemaic, isotropically and mathematically-defined cartographic imagining of space based on a grid of coordinates.
The RCS is defined as the surface area that intercepts the incident wave and isotropically scatters the energy.
6d, the previously nucleated seed grains spread to the [alpha] phase and grew isotropically, resulting in hemispherical islands of Ni-P.
In terrestrial and satellite link planning, the received signal power level (RSL) is determined from the decibel difference between the equivalent isotropically radiated transmitter power (EIRP) and the total net path loss [34]:
In this case we say that L is isotropically realizable by U.
The samples were prepared at the same relative density as undisturbed samples to represent the medium dense state (RD= 50%) using two different techniques: the dry funnel pluviation and wet deposition methods (described in the following section) and consolidated isotropically at initial confining pressures of 50 kPa, 100 kPa and 200 kPa.
The expansion is calculated from the initial and swollen dimensions, and then converted to volumetric expansion, [DELTA]V/V, assuming that the specimen expands isotropically.
They begin by setting out crucial issues related to quantitative analysis using isotropically labeled analogues as the internal standards in the analytical protocols.