directional


di·rec·tion·al

adjective \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

: relating to or showing direction

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

Full Definition of DIRECTIONAL

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
:  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

  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.

First Known Use of DIRECTIONAL

1842

Rhymes with DIRECTIONAL

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