Isotropic



[ahy-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌaɪ səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/

adjective
1.
Physics. of equal physical properties along all axes.
Compare (def 1).
2.
Zoology. lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs.
/ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
having uniform physical properties in all directions
2.
(biology) not having predetermined axes: isotropic eggs
adj.

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

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.
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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