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isotropic

, isotropous
1. having uniform physical properties in all directions
2. Biology not having predetermined axes
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

isotropic

Said of a building material that has the same physical properties in all directions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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