Definition of Isotropic

1. Adjective. Invariant with respect to direction.

Exact synonyms: Isotropous
Similar to: Identical
Antonyms: Anisotropic
Derivative terms: Isotropy, Isotropy



Definition of Isotropic

1. a. Having the same properties in all directions; specifically, equally elastic in all directions.

Definition of Isotropic

1. Adjective. (physics) Having properties that are identical in all directions; exhibiting isotropy. ¹

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Definition of Isotropic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Isotropic

1. Adjective which describes a medium whose physical properties are independent of the direction in which they are measured. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isotropic

isotopologue
isotopologues
isotopomer
isotopomers
isotopy
isotransplantation
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isotrimorphic
isotrimorphism
isotrimorphous
isotriplet
isotriplets
isotrivial
isotron
isotrons
isotropic (current term)
isotropic disk
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Literary usage of Isotropic

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1. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1898)
"isotropic strain. — isotropic strain is a strain having its three stretches ... It is the strain which in isotropic bodies accompanies hydrostatic pressure. ..."

2. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"isotropic Substances.—The light which emerges from a nicol prism vibrates ... If a thin section of a colorless, isotropic substance be placed on the stage ..."

3. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"isotropic Substances.—The light which emerges from a nicol prism vibrates ... If a thin section of a colorless, isotropic substance be placed on the stage ..."

4. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1914)
"isotropic Substances.—The light which emerges from a nicol prism vibrates ... If a thin section of a colorless, isotropic substance be placed on the stage ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1888)
"The term isotropic was introduced by Cauchy; ... Flux of Heat defined. Thermal Conductivity defined. Flow of Heat in a Homogeneous isotropic Solid. ..."

6. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1911)
"isotropic Bodies—A body in which a spherical portion, when tested in different directions, exhibits no difference in its physical properties is said to be ..."

7. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1890)
"The substance of a homogeneous solid is called isotropic^ when a spherical portion of it, tested by any physical agency, exhibits no difference in quality ..."

8. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1886)
"(3) On plane waves of the third order in an isotropic elastic medium, with special reference to certain optical phenomena* By Prof. К PEARSON. 1. ..."

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