om·​ni·​di·​rec·​tion·​al | \ ˌäm-ni-də-ˈrek-shnəl How to pronounce omnidirectional (audio) , -ˌnī-, -(ˌ)dī-, -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of omnidirectional

: being in or involving all directions especially : receiving or sending radio waves equally well in all directions omnidirectional antenna

Examples of omnidirectional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The omnidirectional chaos of this steady liquidation can feel indiscriminate, but a rationale guides it. New York Times, 15 June 2022 Einstein has a weathered face, a gap-toothed smile, and a tremendous head of omnidirectional white hair, which is perhaps the reason for his nickname. Katie Bernstein, The New Yorker, 18 May 2022 The microphone’s capsule has cardioid and omnidirectional pickup patterns and 24bit/48kHz high-res sampling rates. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Their omnidirectional songs mix splashes of psychedelic rock, cumbia rhythms, Black Caribbean traditions, freeform jazz structures, electronic thunderbolts, and more. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2022 There’s a richness that permeates from behind the speaker grille and fills the room with music that’s omnidirectional and fulsome but without ever distorting. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 Other enhancements include a maximum control range of 15km, new Intelligent modes for creating and editing photos, a more accurate color palette, Advanced Pilot Assistance System 5.0 omnidirectional obstacle sensing system, and ActiveTrack 5.0. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 Nov. 2021 This features an omnidirectional mic that picks up your voice with clarity. Chris Hachey, BGR, 14 Sep. 2021 The omnidirectional 360-degree microphone is surprisingly good at picking up voices from almost any direction. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of omnidirectional

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Omnidirectional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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