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Definition of "isotropic" [i•so•trop•ic]

  • Identical in all directions; invariant with respect to direction. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "isotropic" in a sentence
  • "Poplawski takes advantage of the Euclidean-based coordinate system called isotropic coordinates to describe the gravitational field of a black hole and to model the radial geodesic motion of a massive particle into a black hole."
  • ""You get things that are round when those forces are isotropic, that is, felt equally in all directions.""
  • "In addition, the system's sensitivity and accuracy are enhanced with a process called isotropic scanning, useful for scans of rapidly moving organs like the heart and lungs, which appear blurry when scanned by a traditional CT."