di·​rec·​tiv·​i·​ty də-ˌrek-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce directivity (audio)
: the property of being directional

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His idea was to pick up that signal with a portable radio receiver using the receiver’s loopstick antenna for directivity. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 In the Narrow directivity mode, the three full-ranges are used from 200 Hz to 4,000 Hz, so driver output favors a listener sitting in front of the speakers, without the interference of side and rear wall reflections. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 4 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of directivity was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Directivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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