[ UK /da‍ɪɹˈɛkʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /daɪˈɹɛkʃɪnəɫ, dɝˈɛkʃənəɫ, diˈɹɛkʃɪnəɫ, dɪˈɹɛkʃɪnəɫ/ ]
  1. 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
  2. relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal
    he tried to explain the directional trends of modern science
  3. relating to or indicating directions in space
    a directional microphone
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How To Use directional In A Sentence

  • Typical mesocyclonic tornadoes are caused by intense thunderstorms with appropriate vertical and directional wind shear. The Volokh Conspiracy » Pathogens in Harm’s Way:
  • Transverse ridges have a higher sand supply than barchans but also exist in unidirectional winds.
  • Nevertheless, I was determined to be at least vaguely scientific about this review, so I pulled out the omnidirectional microphone I had borrowed from the media unit at work and started making recordings.
  • To regulate capital account must follow the objective laws of economic growth to guide the bidirectional capital flows.
  • Interestingly, they report wind-rose plots indicating that MLCK inhibition substantially reduces cell motility by increasing the directional tortuosity of cell paths.
  • We also needed to confirm the airport would be open, and the airport lights and non-directional beacon were working.
  • Error prevention features cannot be implemented easily without bidirectional connectivity.
  • But men are generally not as adventurous with their style as women, so this one might not catch on, except with Will and Shane, the most directional male fashionistas I know.
  • As for communications equipment, the snipers need small, easily packable radios and a good directional antenna to allow for longer-range communications.
  • There are a multitude of sounds, directional effects, and explosions to thrill any action fan.
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