nondirectional

adjective

non·​di·​rec·​tion·​al ˌnän-də-ˈrek-shnəl How to pronounce nondirectional (audio)
-shə-nᵊl,
-(ˌ)dī-
: not of, relating to, or indicating direction in space : not directional
especially : equally effective in all directions
a nondirectional light
nondirectional radar

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondirectional was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Nondirectional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondirectional. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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