Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not isotropic.
  • adj. Physics Having properties that differ according to the direction of measurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having properties that differ according to the direction of measurement; exhibiting anisotropy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not having the same properties in all directions; not isotropic; æolotropic. All crystals except those of the isometric system are anisotropic with respect to light.
  • In botany, a term applied by Sachs to organs which respond differently or unequally to external influences.
  • Equivalent forms are anisotropal, anisotrope, and anisotropous.
  • Having predetermined axes: opposed to isotropic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not invariant with respect to direction

Etymologies

aniso- + -tropic (Wiktionary)

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