two-way

[ too-wey ]
/ ˈtuˈweɪ /
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adjective

providing for or allowing movement in opposite directions, or both to and from a place: two-way traffic.
allowing or entailing communication or exchange between two persons, groups, countries, etc.
involving two parties or participants, as a relationship or agreement; two-sided: a two-way race for the nomination.
entailing responsibilities, obligations, etc., on both such parties.
capable of both receiving and sending signals: a two-way radio.
capable of being used in two ways.

Nearby words

  1. two-toed sloth,
  2. two-tone,
  3. two-tooth,
  4. two-track,
  5. two-up,
  6. two-way catheter,
  7. two-way mirror,
  8. two-way street,
  9. two-wheeler,
  10. two-word verb

Origin of two-way

First recorded in 1565–75

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British Dictionary definitions for two-way

two-way

adjective

moving, permitting movement, or operating in either of two opposite directionstwo-way traffic; a two-way valve
involving two participantsa two-way agreement
involving reciprocal obligation or mutual actiona two-way process
(of a radio, telephone, etc) allowing communications in two directions using both transmitting and receiving equipment
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