one-way

adjective
\ ˈwən-ˈwā How to pronounce one-way (audio) \

Definition of one-way

1 : that moves in or allows movement in only one direction a one-way street
2 : one-sided, unilateral a one-way conversation
3 : that functions in only one of two or more ways

First Known Use of one-way

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of one-way was in 1824

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“One-way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-way. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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one-way

adjective
How to pronounce one-way (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of one-way

: moving in or allowing movement in only one direction
US : allowing travel to a place but not back from the place
: able to receive signals but not to send signals

one-way

adjective
\ ˈwən-ˈwā \

Kids Definition of one-way

: moving or allowing movement in one direction only one-way traffic a one-way street

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