- 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.
Origin of two-way
First recorded in 1565–75
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Examples from the Web for two-way
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The Delle Donnas retorted that their friendship with Medrano was a two-way street.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?
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Two-way trade with the U.S. alone had grown to $7.3 billion.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister
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The agent had a two-way radio connecting him with other agents downtown.Would It Have Saved JFK? Jim Lehrer on the Mystery of the Bubble Top
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The revelations from Snowden provide evidence that such hacking is a two-way street.As Snowden Eyes Ecuador, WikiLeaks Begins to Lay Out His Legal Case
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As the viewsphere lit, he flicked on the two-way video, then spoke.Final Weapon
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As she finished her conversation and switched off the two-way radio, he turned to her.Stairway to the Stars
At c is a two-way cock, which can be opened or closed by cords.
Apparently someone liked the idea of the two-way microphones.Voyage To Eternity
He had turned on the two-way speaker and tuned it to the ship as he came in.The Man Who Staked the Stars
- 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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