omnidirectional

[om-nee-di-rek-shuh-nl]

Origin of omnidirectional

First recorded in 1925–30; omni- + directional
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British Dictionary definitions for omnidirectional

omnidirectional

adjective
  1. (of an antenna) capable of transmitting and receiving radio signals equally in any direction in the horizontal plane
  2. (of a microphone or antenna) equally sensitive in all directions
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Word Origin and History for omnidirectional
adj.

1927, from omni- + directional (see direction).

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