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

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Recent Examples on the Web The kit includes an omnidirectional mic that picks up audio from all directions, reducing inconsistencies when moving your head around while talking. Popular Science, "This video production kit is perfect for filming your own cooking show," 10 June 2020 That makes sense; dishes need to direct omnidirectional electromagnetic waves to a single point, and the backboard needs to direct the basketball into the net in a bunch of different scenarios. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "This Engineer's Never-Miss Basketball Hoop Will Make Anyone Look Like Jordan," 22 Apr. 2020 This one’s signal can reach up to 2,000 square feet in an omnidirectional pattern and be used by multiple users in multiple rooms on the same floor. Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Mini spy cameras and other curious items are top online sellers during the coronavirus crisis," 30 Mar. 2020 To replicate that movement, Osler developed and patented a geometric shape that allows omnidirectional rocking. Billy Baker,, "Changing the idea of what a chair should be," 1 Feb. 2020 This antenna is omnidirectional and receives over-the-air broadcasts for free within a 60-mile range. Alicia Kortendick, cleveland, "Upgrade your TV and soundbar before Super Bowl 2020 with these deals," 29 Jan. 2020 Inventor Xiaoshi Qian of the University of California, Los Angeles and the team call the new polymer SunBOT, which stands for sunflower-like biomimetic omnidirectional tracker. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Tiny, Sunlight-Following Polymer ‘Sunflowers’ Could Boost the Efficiency of Solar Panels," 7 Nov. 2019 Nao robots have six omnidirectional microphones and two loudspeakers, combined with two eyes that each have 5-megapixel cameras for facial detection. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Robots Can Be Pretty Convincing When They Ask You Not to Shut Them Down," 3 Aug. 2018 Is an omnidirectional treadmill too bulky for your taste? Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Google is patenting a pair of motorized VR roller skates," 20 Nov. 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Omnidirectional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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