isotropic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1856 exhibiting properties (as velocity of light transmission) with the same values when measured along axes in all directions <
an isotropic crystal
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isotropy noun

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  • Isotropic — I so*trop ic, a. [Iso + Gr. ? a turning, fr. ? to turn.] (Physics) Having the same properties in all directions; specifically, equally elastic in all directions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Isotropic — Isotropic. См. Изотропный. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • isotropic — (adj.) 1864, from ISO (Cf. iso ) + Gk. tropikos belonging to a turning, from tropos a turning, way, manner (see TROPE (Cf. trope)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • isotropic — [ī sä′trə pəsī΄sō träp′ik, ī΄sōtrō′pik; ī΄səträp′ik, ī΄sətrō′pik] adj. [ ISO + TROPIC] having physical properties, as conductivity, elasticity, etc., that are the same regardless of the direction of measurement: also isotropous [ī sä′trə pəs]… …   English World dictionary

  • isotropic — iso·tro·pic .ī sə trō pik, träp ik adj 1) exhibiting properties (as velocity of light transmission) with the same values when measured along axes in all directions <an isotropic crystal> 2) lacking predetermined axes <an isotropic… …   Medical dictionary

  • isotropic — isotropy, n. /uy seuh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. 1. Physics. of equal physical properties along all axes. Cf. anisotropic (def. 1). 2. Zool. lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs. Also, isotropous /uy so treuh peuhs/. [1860 65; ISO + …   Universalium

  • isotropic — adjective Having properties that are identical in all directions; exhibiting isotropy. Ant: anisotropic See Also: isotrope, isotropy …   Wiktionary

  • isotropic —   physically uniform in all directions. Usually used to describe flat plains with uniform soil and climate properties in models seeking to isolate other variables …   Geography glossary

  • isotropic —    Equal properties in all directions …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • isotropic —    Singly refracting in polarised light. An object which is identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction …   Forensic science glossary

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