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 : 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
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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