Definition of isotropic in English:
1(Of an object or substance) having a physical property which has the same value when measured in different directions. Often contrasted with anisotropic.
- Because the bonds are not symmetrical, glass is isotropic and has no definite melting point.
- In isotropic ethanol solutions efficient intersystem crossing is observed with quantum yields around 0.5 being reported.
- 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.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- Therefore, in order to describe accurately the soil behavior, an anisotropic model is still necessary to be incorporated even if the soil is initially isotropically consolidated.
- Nitric oxide crosses cell membranes without mediation of channels or receptors-it diffuses across cellular membranes isotropically.
- The buttress surface is expanding with high areal strain rates and nearly isotropically.
- Example sentences
- Errors introduced by the assumption of hemispheric isotropy are estimated to be less than 4%.
- Nevertheless, homogeneity and isotropy came to be jointly codified as the ‘cosmological principle.’
- To quantitatively ascertain the isotropy of the collagen gels imaged with confocal reflectance microscopy, several approaches are used.
Definition of isotropic in:
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