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unidirectional Syllabification: u·ni·di·rec·tion·al
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onədəˈrekSH(ə)n(ə)l/

Definition of unidirectional in English:


Moving or operating in a single direction.
Example sentences
  • The work of Gough has shown that a metal deforms under cyclic strain by slip on the same atomic planes and in the same crystallographic directions as in unidirectional strain.
  • They are found in regions of limited sand supply and unidirectional winds, resulting in relatively small and highly mobile stores of sand migrating in a downwind direction.
  • Their study revealed that more than 90 percent of the sample Web pages form a single connected part if links are treated as a unidirectional link.


Pronunciation: /-ˌrekSHəˈnalitē/
Example sentences
  • Historically, there has been unidirectionality to the process of choosing the research topic and designing the research protocol.
  • Although short gene conversion tracts may contribute to this tight crossover localization, it also remains possible that it reflects an underlying unidirectionality in hDNA formation.
  • The bond selectivity and unidirectionality of the isomerization in bR are in striking contrast with those of the isolated chromophore (in vacuo).
Example sentences
  • In an example recording, a single RecBCD molecule spent long intervals moving unidirectionally at nearly constant speed.
  • We thus modeled colonization for a one-dimensional stepping-stone metapopulation (in which seeds and pollen migrate unidirectionally to the neighboring populations; see Fig 1A).
  • The primary question is thus: Can behavioral shaping occur unidirectionally, so that when participating in a buddy system, aggressive children reduce their aggressive behavior while nonaggressive children do not increase theirs?

Words that rhyme with unidirectional

connectional, correctional, directional, interjectional, intersectional, sectional
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