unidirectional

adjective
uni·di·rec·tion·al | \ ˌyü-ni-də-ˈrek-shnəl , -dī- , -shə-nᵊl \

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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unidirectionally adverb

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Female lust, comprising all these repulsions, isn’t some blunt, unidirectional force. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Young womanhood sopping wet with bodily fluids in Shotgun’s ‘Dry Land’," 31 May 2018 In both cases, movement is unidirectional, as in, everyone is trying to move in the same direction. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Hajj Stampede Is a Fluid Dynamics Problem," 24 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of unidirectional

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unidirectional

adjective
uni·di·rec·tion·al | \ ˌyü-ni-də-ˈrek-shnəl, -dī-, -shən-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of unidirectional 

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

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unidirectionally \ \ adverb

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