directional

directional
[[t]daɪre̱kʃən(ə)l, dɪr-[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If something such as a radio aerial, microphone, or loudspeaker is directional, it works most effectively in one direction, rather than equally in all directions at once. [TECHNICAL]

Dish aerials are highly directional...

The directional microphone trained on Foresters Cottage could pick up every word uttered inside at several hundred yards.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Directional means relating to the direction in which something is pointing or going. [TECHNICAL]

Jets of compressed air gave the aircraft lateral and directional stability.


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