bidirectional

[ bahy-di-rek-shuh-nl, -dahy- ]
/ ˌbaɪ dɪˈrɛk ʃə nl, -daɪ- /

adjective

capable of reacting or functioning in two, usually opposite, directions.

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Origin of bidirectional

First recorded in 1940–45; bi-1 + directional

OTHER WORDS FROM bidirectional

bi·di·rec·tion·al·i·ty, nounbi·di·rec·tion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bidirectional

bidirectional
/ (ˌbaɪdɪˈrɛkʃənəl) /

adjective

computing (of a printhead) capable of printing from left to right and from right to left
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