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DIRECTIONAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does directional mean? 

DIRECTIONAL (adjective)
  The adjective DIRECTIONAL has 3 senses:

1. relating to or indicating directions in space
2. relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal
3. showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

  Familiarity information: DIRECTIONAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIRECTIONAL (adjective)


Sense 1directional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or indicating directions in space

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a directional microphone

Antonym:

omnidirectional (not directional)

Pertainym:

direction (the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves)


Sense 2directional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

he tried to explain the directional trends of modern science

Pertainym:

direction (the act of managing something)


Sense 3directional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

Synonyms:

directing; directive; guiding; directional

Context examples:

felt his mother's directing arm around him / the directional role of science on industrial progress

Similar:

leading (going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way)


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