[ muhl-tee-di-rek-shuh-nl, -dahy-rek-, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl ti dɪˈrɛk ʃə nl, -daɪˈrɛk-, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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extending or operating in several directions at the same time; functioning or going in more than one direction: a multidirectional stereo speaker system.
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Origin of multidirectional
First recorded in 1940–45; multi- + directional
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How to use multidirectional in a sentence
He became part of the growing multi-directional parade in the streets.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase