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directional

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adjective di·rec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of directional

  • : relating to or showing direction

  • : used for receiving sounds, radio signals, etc., that are coming from a particular direction

Full Definition of directional

  1. 1 :  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>

  2. 2 :  relating to direction or guidance especially of thought or effort

di·rec·tion·al·i·ty play \-ˌrek-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of directional

  1. We work with maps to improve the students' directional skills.

  2. the directional signal lights on an automobile

  3. The radio has a directional antenna.



1842

First Known Use of directional

1842


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