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anisotropic

 [an-i″so-trop´ik]
1. having unlike properties in different directions.
2. doubly refracting, or having a double polarizing power.
3. in cardiac physiology, having nonuniform conduction; used to describe the nonuniform characteristics of the myocardium in the direction perpendicular to the conduction direction of a fiber. See also isotropic.

an·i·so·tro·pic

(an-ī'sō-trop'ik),
Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
[aniso- + G. tropos, a turning]

anisotropic

/an·iso·tro·pic/ (-tro´pik)
1. having unlike properties in different directions.
2. doubly refracting, or having a double polarizing power.

an·i·so·tro·pic

(an-īsō-trōpik)
Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
[aniso- + G. tropos, a turning]

anisotropic 

State of an optical medium in which the optical properties are not the same in all directions, due to the fact that the refractive index is not the same for all directions. An incident ray will be divided, within a uniaxial anisotropic medium, into two refracted rays; an ordinary ray which obeys Snell's law and an extraordinary ray which follows a different law. Most crystals are anisotropic. See birefringence; dichroism; isotropic.

an·i·so·tro·pic

(an-īsō-trōpik)
Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
[aniso- + G. tropos, a turning]

anisotropic

1. having unlike properties in different directions.
2. doubly refracting, or having a double polarizing power.
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6 and 8, if one accepts the fact that the Monte Carlo method performs better when the crystals grow anisotropically, then an error is likely to occur if one is to use the Avrami equation directly in this example.
Although the thermal energy is not high enough, the application of a strong electric field (F) anisotropically modifies the shape of the potential well but depressing it most strongly in the direction of the field.
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The dependence of the transient electrical properties of the suspension on the direction of previous shear is evidence that the particles in the suspension have become anisotropically arranged.
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The authors investigated further the correlation between fibrillar length, isotropy, and anisotropy of dispersed PBT fibrils and found that in the PBT/PE composites, the PBT fibrils are anisotropically oriented: no data on the reinforcing effect of these fibrils is reported (18).