What Does Bidirectional Mean?


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Bidirectional means movement in two directions. It is the opposite of unidirectional. There are different usages for this word. For instance there are bidirectional languages like Arabic and Hebrew, bidirectional eyes like a chameleon, bidirectional roads, etc. thus anything that is capable of operating in either direction which is opposite to each other is defined as bidirectional.

Bidirectional is an adjective term and its noun form is bi-directionality. There are bidirectional printers that can print while moving from right to left and vice versa. Likewise a train that can be operated from both sides is also said to be bidirectional in nature.

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