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isotropic

[ahy-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌaɪ səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
adjective
1.
Physics. of equal physical properties along all axes.
Compare anisotropic (def 1).
2.
Zoology. lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs.
Also, isotropous
[ahy-so-truh-puh s] /aɪˈsɒ trə pəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; iso- + -tropic
Related forms
isotropy, noun
nonisotropic, adjective
nonisotropous, adjective
unisotropic, adjective
unisotropous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isotropy

isotropic

/ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
having uniform physical properties in all directions
2.
(biology) not having predetermined axes: isotropic eggs
Derived Forms
isotropically, adverb
isotropy, noun
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Word Origin and History for isotropy

isotropic

adj.

1864, from iso- + Greek tropikos "belonging to a turning," from tropos "a turning, way, manner" (see trope).

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isotropy in Medicine

isotropic i·so·trop·ic (ī'sə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)
adj.
Identical in all directions.


i·sot'ro·py (ī-sŏt'rə-pē) or i·sot'ro·pism (-pĭz'əm) n.
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isotropy in Science
isotropic
  (ī'sə-trō'pĭk, -trŏp'ĭk)   
Identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction. For example, isotropic scattering of light by a substance entails that the intensity of light radiated is the same in all directions. Compare anisotropic.
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