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Definition of the adjective bidirectional

What does bidirectional mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions

Alternative definition of the adjective bidirectional


  1. Moving in two directions (usually opposite).
  2. Operating or functioning in two directions (usually opposite).

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Bidirectional replication Bidirectional replication: The movement of two → replication forks in opposite directions away from one → replication origin. Bidirectional replication in bacteria is catalyzed by DNA polymerase III, in eukaryotes by ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

See also bidirectional symmetry. bidirectional coupler: In fiber optic transmission systems, a directional coupler that (a) permits signals to propagate in both directions or (b) has terminals or connections for sampling waves in both directions of ...

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

See bidirectional symmetry. bidirectional communications: A communications systemin whichusers can transmit andreceive messages over the same network. Thereare several techniques fordoing this, such as full duplex and half duplex.

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1997)

Volume 15 - Radio Astronomy to Submarine Cable Systems by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

r tcAdaptorTTP Bidirectional - Side A - tcAdaptorTTP Bidirectional - Side B - \ \ f f ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Bidirectional Gene Organization Upon splitting off two alanine residues it is activated into phosphinotricin. ▷herbicides Biallelic: For gene expression in diploids both alleles must be present. ▷allele, Karolinska Institute human bi‐ allelic ...

Google previewDictionary of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, Resynchronization, and Arrhythmias (2007)

by David L. Hayes, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD

bidirectional programming. A pacemaker- programmer interaction in which commands are transmitted from the programmer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Pho-Z, pages 2049-3050 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

one-beam bidirectional, (c) two- beam bidirectional, and (d) two-beam bidirectional with raster pinch correction scanning configurations. Four cycles of the horizontal scanner are depicted in each ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2010)

by Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox

Bidirectional Causality The basic premise of interactional ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Bidirectional Spectrophotometers Geometric Definition The CIE standard bidirectional configurations are 45:0 and ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

bidirectional communication A quality of new parallel port designs that enables a computer and a peripheral device to exchange messages through ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2013)

by Martin H. Weik

bidirectional optical cable. A fiber optic cable that can handle signals simultaneously in both directions and that has the necessary components to operate successfully and avoid crosstalk between the oppositely directed ...

Google previewDelaware Composites Design Encyclopedia (1990)

Design Studies by University of Delawa

Bidirectional Laminate co Q. b x 0.00 Bidirectional Laminate b/hn.

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition (2005)

by Philip A. Laplante

bidirectional bus bidirectional bus a bus that may carry information in either direction but not in both simultaneously. bi-directional laser a ring laser with both clockwise and counter-clockwise circulating waves. Useful as a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

In terms of theoretical assumptions, contextual theories acknowledge bidirectional processes in that it is generally some characteristic of the child or the child's misdeed that activates parental behavior. However, although children's autonomy ...

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Scrabble value of B3I1D2I1R1E1C3T1I1O1N1A1L1

The value of this 13-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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