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two-way

[too-wey] /ˈtuˈweɪ/
adjective
1.
providing for or allowing movement in opposite directions, or both to and from a place:
two-way traffic.
2.
allowing or entailing communication or exchange between two persons, groups, countries, etc.
3.
involving two parties or participants, as a relationship or agreement; two-sided:
a two-way race for the nomination.
4.
entailing responsibilities, obligations, etc., on both such parties.
5.
capable of both receiving and sending signals:
a two-way radio.
6.
capable of being used in two ways.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75
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Examples from the web for two-way
  • The original device is replaced with a version with two-way capability.
  • Having a crush on a straight guy is a two-way street, one that causes discomfort for both the crush-er and the crush-ee.
  • At a polo match she was spotted with a two-way radio in case she required backup.
  • The country wants more of them to return afterwards, and for the traffic to become two-way.
  • Respect for cultural differences, they claim, should be a two-way street.
  • Advocates of continuing investment in manned aircraft point out that current drones depend on two-way satellite communications.
  • The obvious solution is to make sets two-way communication devices.
  • We've been looking to augment several two-way left turn lanes here with raised pavement markings.
British Dictionary definitions for two-way

two-way

adjective
1.
moving, permitting movement, or operating in either of two opposite directions: two-way traffic, a two-way valve
2.
involving two participants: a two-way agreement
3.
involving reciprocal obligation or mutual action: a two-way process
4.
(of a radio, telephone, etc) allowing communications in two directions using both transmitting and receiving equipment
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