unidirectional

adjective
uni·​di·​rec·​tion·​al | \ ˌyü-ni-də-ˈrek-shnəl, -dī-, -shə-nᵊl How to pronounce unidirectional (audio) \

Definition of unidirectional

1 : involving, functioning, moving, or responsive in a single direction a unidirectional microphone
2 : not subject to change or reversal of direction

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Other Words from unidirectional

unidirectionally adverb

Examples of unidirectional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web ATEi’s top serrations are a unidirectional set of curving edges machined into the top of the slide. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "The 9 Best Aftermarket Modifications for Your Concealed Carry Pistol," 8 Oct. 2020 One-way paths will be enforced during the election, just as unidirectional movement from class to class has been adopted on many campuses. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sneeze guards, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves: County preps for safe polling places," 21 Oct. 2020 But the fact that there are differences between the two energy sources, and that the rotor is ever consistent and unidirectional, is important. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Tiniest Motor Is a Li'l Energy-Losing Quantum Tunnel," 25 June 2020 Freedom, history teaches us, is not unidirectional. M. Boone Mattia, Washington Post, "A mother reflects on her long journey of reconsidering her child’s gender," 10 Sep. 2020 Arrows on the gallery floors will encourage unidirectional flow. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Wadsworth Atheneum reopening Labor Day weekend after coronavirus closure," 3 Sep. 2020 Pathways are unidirectional, and purple and gold dots – the school’s colors – are on the ground marking off six-foot increments. Kelly Field, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘A shelter in the time of storm’: When on campus is safer than online," 2 Sep. 2020 The stainless steel case features unidirectional bezel, a blue dial, date window at four o’clock and gleaming hands and markers. Popular Science, "Eco-friendly solar watches to power ahead," 31 July 2020 Electrical energy induces consistent unidirectional rotation. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Tiniest Motor Is a Li'l Energy-Losing Quantum Tunnel," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of unidirectional

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unidirectional was in 1883

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6 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Unidirectional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unidirectional. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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unidirectional

adjective
uni·​di·​rec·​tion·​al | \ ˌyü-ni-də-ˈrek-shnəl, -dī-, -shən-ᵊl How to pronounce unidirectional (audio) \

Medical Definition of unidirectional

: involving, functioning, moving, or responsive in a single direction

Other Words from unidirectional

unidirectionally \ -​ē How to pronounce unidirectionally (audio) \ adverb

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