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1(of an object or substance) having a physical property which has the same value when measured in different directions.Often contrasted with anisotropic
- ‘For a purely linearly isotropic material, a single constant suffices to describe the sample elasticity.’
- ‘In a homogeneous and mechanically isotropic medium, two types of body waves are generated.’
- ‘In isotropic ethanol solutions efficient intersystem crossing is observed with quantum yields around 0.5 being reported.’
- ‘Thus, equations for isotropic mixtures of phase domains are not applicable.’
- ‘Because the bonds are not symmetrical, glass is isotropic and has no definite melting point.’
- ‘In thin section, however, it is a brilliant green, isotropic mineral.’
- 1.1 (of a property or phenomenon) not varying in magnitude according to the direction of measurement.
- ‘At the bulging stage, the site of primordium initiation shows an intensified expansion that is nearly isotropic.’
- ‘Germination of wild-type spores is initiated by an isotropic growth phase generating spherical germ cells.’
- ‘Interestingly, several isotropic fluorescence times were found to coexist, indicating structural heterogeneity of the DNA.’
- ‘The system was simulated at constant isotropic pressure of 1 atm applied independently to each box dimension.’
- ‘In isotropic spreading, retraction of [alpha] actinin is limited until cells are over half spread.’
Mid 19th century: from iso- ‘equal’ + Greek tropos a turn + -ic.
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