Definitions for "Anisotropy"
The condition of having different properties in different directions. The condition under which one or more of the hydraulic properties of an aquifer vary according to the direction of flow.
The difference in the property of a system with changes in direction. In this case, anisotropy refers to the difference in the temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation with direction.
Anisotropy is the word used to describe the fact materials in general, and steels in particular, are characterised by mechanical properties which differ depending upon the direction in which they are assessed. Particular use is made of this in cold reduced formable steels intended for deep drawing applications; the production process route is such as to enhance this particular property, which is given a numerical value by a parameter known as the 'r' value.
Refers to the nonisotropic part of the turbulence spectrum. See isotropic turbulence.
This term is frequently used to describe the temperature fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background. The word means not uniform, or not the same.
The distortion visible in the image of a 3-D object whose surface is oriented at an angle with respect to the viewing plane. The anisotropy is measured as the elongation (length divided by width) of a screen pixel that is inverse-mapped into texture space.
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See plastic anisotropy.