Definition of directional in English:

directional

Line breaks: dir|ec¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /dɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n(ə)l
 
, dʌɪ-/

adjective

  • 1Relating to or indicating the direction in which someone or something is situated or moving: directional signs wherever two paths joined
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    • Johannine territoriality addresses not only space and place, but also the directional markers which indicate the place whence Jesus came and whither he goes.
    • These are likely to include improved long-stay car parking and coach parking at the western and eastern sections of Back Ends as well as a strategy for improving directional signs throughout the town.
    • Council officers had recommended that the proposal be granted for a limited five year period under certain conditions including the installation of new directional road signs.
  • 1.1Relating to, influencing, or exemplifying the latest trends in fashion: a directional womenswear designer
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    • It was directional, sophisticated, fully developed and mercifully short Fashion Awards winner of the Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for Ready-to-Wear.
    • But men are generally not as adventurous with their style as women, so this one might not catch on, except with Will and Shane, the most directional male fashionistas I know.
    • Our Boutique range is an in-house, design-led collection which is very directional and fashion-forward.
  • 2Having a particular direction of motion, progression, or orientation: coiling the wire permits directional flow of the magnetic flux
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    • Circular clockwise motion of a cilium can generate directional leftward flow if its axis is not perpendicular to the cell surface but tilted posteriorly.
    • This analysis demonstrates that growth cone turning results from an increase in the persistence of directional motion rather than a change in speed.
    • This means there would be a shadow cast to the north and the directional orientation of the picture would come into play.
  • 2.1Relating to, denoting, or designed for the projection, transmission, or reception of light, radio, or sound waves in or from a particular direction or directions: a directional microphone
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    • Typically, the land mobile radio technician uses a directional wattmeter connected in the transmission line to measure the forward and reflected power.
    • Nanotechnology had made them nothing more than a single in-ear headphone with a directional microphone.
    • One thing: even if you use a blimped camera and scream for silence on the set, make sure you have a directional microphone with good frequency response, and check levels.

Derivatives

directionality

Pronunciation: /-ˈnalɪti/
noun
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  • We have two ears which help us to determine directionality,’ he explained.
  • In a complex queue, directionality is not programmed in; instead it is produced through a system of switches and feedback loops and so on.
  • Seasonal migrations and potential for high rates of gene flow without simple geographic directionality suggest that Mallard populations may show very little geographic structure.

directionally

adverb
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  • The day started on a great note, since I found her place without asking anyone anything at all, which is a big big achievement for a directionally challenged guy like me.
  • I can say that I am a directionally challenged person.
  • This new feature not only helps to keep the car directionally stable if a tyre should go flat, but can also prevent the need for roadside wheel changing.

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