adjective di·rec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\
: relating to or showing direction
: used for receiving sounds, radio signals, etc., that are coming from a particular direction
: of, relating to, or indicating direction in space:
a : suitable for detecting the direction from which radio signals come or for sending out radio signals in one direction only <a directional antenna>
b : operating most effectively in a particular direction <a directional microphone>
: relating to direction or guidance especially of thought or effort
— di·rec·tion·al·i·ty \-ˌrek-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
Examples of DIRECTIONAL
- We work with maps to improve the students' directional skills.
- the directional signal lights on an automobile
- The radio has a directional antenna.
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