Not isotropic; having different properties in different directions; thus, crystals of the isometric system are optically isotropic, but all other crystals are anisotropic.
This term is applied both to a random function and to it's variogram (or covariance) when the values of the variogram depend on both the distance and the direction. Also see Isotropic.
Not isotropic; having mechanical and/or physical properties which vary with direction relative to natural reference axes inherent in the material.
Not equal in all directions. i.e. having some angular dependence.
Exhibiting different properties when tested along axes in different directions.
In optical mineralogy and petrography, the ability of a material to doubly refract light. Characteristic of all non opaque crystalline substances except those belonging to the isometric system, which are called isotropic.
Exhibiting properties with different values when measured in different directions. For example, the tendency of a material to react differently to stresses applied in different directions.
Having different values for a property in different directions.
A transparent particle having different refractive indices depending on the vibration direction of light.
(an'-i-so-trop'-ic) Having physical properties that vary in different directions. Characteristic of all crystalline substances, including minerals, except those belonging in the isometric system, which are isotropic.
Anisotropic soil has different properties in different directions.
In a subtractive process, the material is removed only in the vertical direction in such a way that the side of the cut is perpendicular to the bottom of the cut.
Direction-dependent. The permeability tensor is anisotropic if the effective permeability varies with the direction of ground-water flow (see Section 2.2 of the SUTRA documentation for details). The dispersion tensor is anisotropic if the longitudinal dispersivity or either of the two transverse dispersivities varies with the direction of ground-water flow (see Section 2.5 of the SUTRA documentation for details). A property that is independent of the flow direction is said to be isotropic.
Having different properties in different directions. See isotropic.
The property of a radiator that allows it to emit strong radiation in one direction.
with properties that vary according to direction
A material whose electrical properties vary with different polarization of a traveling wave.
Not having the same properties in all directions; eg. rocks with preferred planes of cleavage.
not invariant with respect to direction; "anisotropic crystals"
Fiber directionality in which different properties are exhibited when tested along axes of different directions.
Materials that have a "preferred" magnetization direction. These materials are typically manufactured in the influence of strong magnetic fields, and can only be magnetized through the preferred axis. Neodymium (Iron Boron) and Samarium Cobalt magnets are anisotropic.
Exhibiting properties whose values change when measured along differing axes.
Data that has a preferred direction, orientation, or trend is said to be anisotropic. A topographic ridge or an ore zone with constant strike and dip are examples of anisotropic data.
A material which has different physical properties in different directions.
Materials that are anisotropic have non-uniform spatial distribution of optical properties (for example, refraction, transmission, reflection). In polarized light and DIC microscopy, anisotropy refers to the preferential orientation of optical properties with respect to the vibration plane of linearly polarized light.
The tendency of a material to exhibit different properties in response to stresses applied along axes in different directions.
Varying with direction. Radiation that varies in intensity or nature with direction is said to be anisotropic.
exhibiting different values of a property in different crystallographic directions.
The material has a preferred direction of magnetic orientation.
Fiber directionality where different properties are exhibited when tested along axes in different directions.
(an-: not; iso-: same; -tropos: velocity) Refers to substances that have more than one refractive index, such as crystals in the hexagonal or tetragonal system (two principal refractive indices), orthorhombic, monoclinic, or triclinic system (three principal refractive indices), oriented polymers, or isotropic substances that are mechanically or thermally strained. Anisotropic substances can be seen between fully-crossed polarizers, if they are not in an extinction position. Compare Isotropic
Refers to the fact that parts may have different physical properties depending on which direction measurements are made, and such differences can also arise if the exact same part is made in a different way. This can happen if the building orientation of the part in the machine is changed, and also from the sequence in which the part's elements are fabricated.
Exhibiting different properties when measured along its different axes.
Exhibiting different properties when characteristics are measured along different directions or axes.
Not Isotropic; Not randomly distributed
Having a physical property, which varies with direction.
Used to describe minerals with physical properties (such as index of refraction) that are not the same in all directions.
having a physical property that is different when measured in two different directions.
Not the same in all directions. In soils, properties in a horizontal direction may be different to those in a vertical direction, for example.
different in one direction than in another direction or directions. An anisotropic etch process is an etch process that has a higher etch rate in one direction than other directions, or an anisotropic medium is a medium where some property or properties depend on the direction in which the medium is measured. See also, isotropic.