om·​ni·​di·​rec·​tion·​al | \ˌäm-ni-də-ˈrek-shnəl, -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

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But the big reason is that spherical tires can be essentially omnidirectional. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Goodyear Made Spherical MagLev Tires That Are Totally Nuts," 3 Mar. 2016 There’s also an omnidirectional mic and an in-line three-button control unit for controlling things like a virtual assistant or music playback. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "B&O Play’s neat earbuds borrow from ‘90s design," 2 May 2018 If this omnidirectional, make-fun-of-everyone humor is right up your alley, good news! Sarah Midkiff,, "If You Liked Michelle Wolf's WHCD Speech, Good News! She's Coming To Netflix," 29 Apr. 2018 And the omnidirectional treadmill that Wade Watts uses in his rig? Mallory Pickett, WIRED, "OK, We Need to Talk About Ready Player One," 30 Mar. 2018 Your router’s antenna is omnidirectional, so the signal goes every direction equally. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems," 2 Mar. 2018 The secret is electromagnets, which keep the 360-degree omnidirectional speaker levitating. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "This Levitating Speaker Takes Technology to the Next Level," 9 Aug. 2017 Created by Canadian inventor William Liddiard, these omnidirectional tires don't require major modifications to the cars themselves. NBC News, "These Omnidirectional Tires Could Mean the End of Your Parallel Parking Woes," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of omnidirectional

1927, in the meaning defined above

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