bidirectional

adjective
bi·di·rec·tion·al | \ˌbī-də-ˈrek-shnəl, -dī-, -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of bidirectional 

: involving, moving, or taking place in two usually opposite directions bidirectional flow bidirectional replication of DNA

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Other Words from bidirectional

bidirectionally adverb

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Mentorship should not be viewed as a positon of hierarchy but instead as an opportunity to be bidirectional and learn from an ensemble of people. Emily Cassidy /, NBC News, "In the Know: Women in the news," 6 July 2018 The Revo is the first bidirectional belay device with a true auto-locking mechanism. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, "Testing Wild Country's Revo Belay Device," 2 July 2018 There are algorithms aplenty, geometrical extrusions and something called the bidirectional reflectance distribution function, which is all about understanding the play of light on a surface. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "New 'Pixar' exhibit at MSI has Buzz Lightyear and real STEM — and isn't just a booster for the movies," 24 May 2018 Building such co-adaptive bidirectional BCIs is the goal of our center. Smithsonian, "Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?," 11 Apr. 2017 Building such co-adaptive bidirectional BCIs is the goal of our center. Smithsonian, "Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of bidirectional

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bidirectional was in 1889

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bidirectional

adjective
bi·di·rec·tion·al | \ˌbī-də-ˈrek-shnəl, -dī-, -shən-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of bidirectional 

: involving, moving, or taking place in two usually opposite directions bidirectional flow of materials in axons bidirectional replication of DNA

Other Words from bidirectional

bidirectionally \ \ adverb

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