two–way

adjective

Definition of two–way

  1. 1 :  being a cock or valve that will connect a pipe or channel with either of two others

  2. 2 :  moving or allowing movement in either direction <a two–way bridge>

  3. 3a :  involving or allowing an exchange between two individuals or groups <there must be good two–way communication — Jerrold Orne>; especially :  designed for both sending and receiving messages <two–way radio>b :  involving mutual responsibility or reciprocal relationships <political alliance is a two–way thing — T. H. White †1986>

  4. 4 :  involving two participants <a two–way race>

  5. 5 :  usable in either of two manners <a two–way lamp>

1844

First Known Use of two–way

1844



TWO–WAY Defined for English Language Learners

two–way

adjective

Definition of two–way for English Language Learners

  • : moving or allowing movement in both directions

  • : involving two people or groups

  • : made to send and receive messages


TWO–WAY Defined for Kids

two–way

adjective

Definition of two–way for Students

  1. 1 :  moving or acting or allowing movement or action in either direction <two-way traffic> <a two-way street>

  2. 2 :  involving two persons or groups <Communication is a two-way process.>

  3. 3 :  made to send and receive messages <a two-way radio>


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