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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]

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]
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(Ramos, Andrade and Lizcano (2011) simulated two isotropically compressed triaxial tests CU ([p.sub.0] = 150kPa, [q.sub.0] = 0 kPa, [e.sub.c] = 0.916); ([p.sub.0] = 150kPa, [q.sub.0] = 0 kPa, [e.sub.c] = 0.888) and three triaxial compression test anisotropically compressed under a [k.sub.0] stress path K0U ([p.sub.0] = 191.22 kPa, [q.sub.0] = 152.83 kPa, [e.sub.c] = 0.899; ([p.sub.0] = 199.57 kPa, [q.sub.0] = 147.78 kPa, [e.sub.c] = 0.922); ([p.sub.0] = 199.93 kPa, [q.sub.0] = 183.28 kPa, [e.sub.c] = 0.88) using the elastoplastic constitutive model and the parameters of the table 1.
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KOH can etch Si <100> or Si <110> anisotropically, with the etching rate depending on the crystallographic orientation, and produces grooves with 55[degrees] or 90[degrees] walls, respectively.
Two partially occupied water sites, slightly more than 1 [Angstrom] apart, were located and refined anisotropically with a common set of anisotropic displacement parameters for both, and with one-fourth occupancy each.
The magnetoreceptor molecule should be aligned in a special sample, just like the C-P-F triads are frozen in the nematic phase of a liquid crystal, to respond anisotropically to ambient magnetic field.
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Magneto- and Electroresistance of Ultrathin Anisotropically Stained La-Sr-MnO Films // Acta Physica Polonica A--Poland, 2005.
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* Gas damping and internal over-range stops that allow the anisotropically etched, silicon sensing element to withstand high shock and acceleration loads.
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