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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not invariant with respect to direction; "anisotropic crystals" [ant: isotropic, isotropous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1879 exhibiting properties with different values when measured in different directions <an anisotropic crystal> anisotropically adverb anisotropy also anisotropism noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. having physical properties that are different in different directions, e.g. the strength of wood along the grain differing from that across the grain (opp. ISOTROPIC). Derivatives: anisotropically adv. anisotropy n. Etymology: AN-(1) + ISOTROPIC

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anisotrope An"i*so*trope`, Anisotropic An`i*so*trop"ic, a. [Gr. ? unequal + ? a turning, ? to turn.] (Physics) Not isotropic; having different properties in different directions; thus, crystals of the isometric system are optically isotropic, but all other crystals are anisotropic.



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