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directed-energy protective measures
directed-energy warfare
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Directer plane
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direction cosine
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direction of attack
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directional microphone
directive authority for logistics
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directional definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: relating to or indicating directions in space; "a directional microphone" [ant: omnidirectional]
2: relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal; "he tried to explain the directional trends of modern science"
3: showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress" [syn: directing, directional, directive, guiding]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1842 1. of, relating to, or indicating direction in space: a. suitable for detecting the direction from which radio signals come or for sending out radio signals in one direction only <a directional antenna> b. operating most effectively in a particular direction <a directional microphone> 2. relating to direction or guidance especially of thought or effort directionality noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or indicating direction. 2 Electronics a concerned with the transmission of radio or sound waves in a particular direction. b (of equipment) designed to receive radio or sound waves most effectively from a particular direction or directions and not others. Derivatives: directionality n. directionally adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If something such as a radio aerial, microphone, or loudspeaker is directional, it works most effectively in one direction, rather than equally in all directions at once. (TECHNICAL) Dish aerials are highly directional... ADJ 2. Directional means relating to the direction in which something is pointing or going. (TECHNICAL) Jets of compressed air gave the aircraft lateral and directional stability. ADJ: usu ADJ n


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