aeolotropy

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aeolo- +‎ -tropy

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aeolotropy ‎(uncountable)

  1. (physics) The phenomenon whereby the physical properties (e.g, electric conductivity, refractive index) of a body depend on the direction in which they are measured.
    • 1881, W. Thomson, Nature No. 628, pages 47:
      One of the most curious and interesting things in the mathematics of æolotropy.

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