Nonisotropic vs. Anisotropic - What's the difference?


  • Nonisotropic (adjective)

    Not isotropic

  • Anisotropic (adjective)

    Having properties that differ according to the direction of measurement; exhibiting anisotropy.

    "The crystal has an anisotropic structure, as it is stronger along its length than laterally."

Princeton's WordNet

  • Anisotropic (adjective)

    not invariant with respect to direction;

    "anisotropic crystals"



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