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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The phenomenon whereby the physical properties (e.g., electric conductivity, refractive index) of a body depend on the direction in which they are measured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Difference of quality or property in different directions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physical, the state or quality of being ├Žolotropic; the opposite of isotropy (which see); anisotropy.

Etymologies

aeolo- + -tropy (Wiktionary)

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