AEolotropic
aeolotropic aeolotropic, AEolotropic [AE]`o*lo*trop"ic, a. [Gr. ? changeful + ? a turning, ? to turn.] (Physics) Exhibiting differences of quality or property in different directions; having properties with different values along different axes; not isotropic. In specialized contexts, synonymous with {anisotropic}. [Also spelled {eolotropic}.] --Sir W. Thomson.

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  • aeolotropic — aeolotropic, AEolotropic [AE] o*lo*trop ic, a. [Gr. ? changeful + ? a turning, ? to turn.] (Physics) Exhibiting differences of quality or property in different directions; having properties with different values along different axes; not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aeolotropic —  Aeolotropic  Анизотропный …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • aeolotropic — [ē΄ə lō΄ träp′ik] adj. [< Gr aiolos, varying + TROPIC] ANISOTROPIC …   English World dictionary

  • aeolotropic — aeolotropy /ee euh lo treuh pee/, aeolotropism, n. /ee euh loh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Physics. not isotropic; anisotropic. [1865 70; < Gk aiólo(s) fickle, changeful + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • aeolotropic — noun Pertaining to aeolotropy; of a body or substance, having physical properties (e.g., electric conductivity, refractive index) that depend on the direction in which they are measured. Syn: anisotropic …   Wiktionary

  • aeolotropic — ae·o·lo·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • aeolotropic — /ˌiəloʊˈtrɒpɪk/ (say .eeuhloh tropik) adjective not isotropic; anisotropic. {Greek aiolo(s) changeful + tropic} –aeolotropy /iəˈlɒtrəpi/ (say eeuh lotruhpee), aeolotropism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • aeolotropic —   a. having different physical properties in different positions or directions …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aeolotropic — adjective having properties with different values along different axes • Syn: ↑eolotropic • Similar to: ↑anisotropic • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy * * * aeolotro …   Useful english dictionary

  • anisotropic — aeolotropic aeolotropic, AEolotropic [AE] o*lo*trop ic, a. [Gr. ? changeful + ? a turning, ? to turn.] (Physics) Exhibiting differences of quality or property in different directions; having properties with different values along different axes;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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