Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the same properties in all directions: said of a medium with respect to elasticity, conduction of heat or electricity, or radiation of heat and light.
  • Having equal, common, or non-specific developmental capacity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics) Having the same properties in all directions; specifically, equally elastic in all directions.

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  • adjective physics Having properties that are identical in all directions; exhibiting isotropy.

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

  • adjective invariant with respect to direction

Etymologies

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From iso- + Ancient Greek τρὁπος ("turn, way, manner, disposition") + -ic. Compare Ancient Greek ἰσὁτροπος of like character

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • "You get things that are round when those forces are isotropic, that is, felt equally in all directions."

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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  • Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole.

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