multidirectional

adjective
mul·​ti·​di·​rec·​tion·​al | \ ˌməl-tē-də-ˈrek-shnəl How to pronounce multidirectional (audio) , -ˌtī-, -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of multidirectional

: able to move, function, or operate in more than one direction multidirectional forces Since they radiate sound toward both front and back, these speakers have an unusually open and airy sound (as do other multidirectional designs) that is musically very pleasing.— Hans Fantel

First Known Use of multidirectional

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Multidirectional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multidirectional. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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