adjective see allotropy

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  • Allotropic — Al lo*trop ic ([a^]l l[ o]*tr[o^]p [i^]k), Allotropical Al lo*trop ic*al ( [i^]k*al), a. [Cf. F. allotropique.] Of or pertaining to allotropism. {Al lo*trop ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Allotropic state}, the several conditions which occur in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allotropic — [al΄ō träp′ik, al΄əträp′ik] adj. of or characterized by allotropy: also allotropical allotropically adv …   English World dictionary

  • allotropic — allotrope ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ each of two or more different physical forms in which an element can exist (e.g. graphite, charcoal, and diamond as forms of carbon). DERIVATIVES allotropic adjective allotropy noun. ORIGIN from Greek allotropos of… …   English terms dictionary

  • allotropic — adjective of or related to or exhibiting allotropism carbon and sulfur and phosphorus are allotropic elements • Syn: ↑allotropical • Pertains to noun: ↑allotropy (for: ↑allotropical), ↑allotropy …   Useful english dictionary

  • allotropic — allotropically, adv. allotropicity /al euh treuh pis i tee/, n. /al euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. pertaining to or characterized by allotropy. Also, allotropical. [1875 80; ALLOTROP(Y) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • allotropic — adjective Describing a form of an element that exhibits allotropy …   Wiktionary

  • allotropic — 1. Relating to allotropism. 2. Denoting a type of personality characterized by a preoccupation with the reactions of others. * * * al·lo·tro·pic (al″o troґpik) 1. exhibiting allotropism. 2. preoccupied with the ideas, actions, and feelings… …   Medical dictionary

  • allotropic — adj. having two or more forms (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allotropic — al·lo·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • allotropic — /æləˈtrɒpɪk/ (say aluh tropik) adjective relating to or characterised by allotropy. Also, allotropical. –allotropically, adverb –allotropicity /ælətrəˈpɪsəti/ (say aluhtruh pisuhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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