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1. n. [Geophysics]

Abbreviation for horizontal transverse isotropy. Transverse isotropy that has a horizontal axis of rotational symmetry. In vertically fractured rocks, properties are uniform in vertical planes parallel to the fractures, but vary in the direction perpendicular to the fractures and across the fractures.

Alternate Form: horizontal transverse isotropyTIH

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Horizontal transverse isotropy.