from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of transmitting or receiving signals in all directions, as an antenna.
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- adj. In every direction, especially of an antenna capable of transmitting or receiving signals in all directions, or of a microphone capable of detecting sound from all directions.
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- adj. not directional
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These microphones are generally called omnidirectional microphones.
These new systems will work great regardless of whether you're working on a desktop computer or a notebook of Mac and Windows varieties, as the 360-Degree Sound feature (better known as omnidirectional acoustics) are able to create a substantially wider sweet spot which comes in handy if you often move your computer all over the place, where the speaker drivers will face forward and backwards in each satellite, being capable of transmitting sound more consistently over a wider range of space for you to enjoy your music to the maximum regardless of where you are in the room.
An "omnidirectional" antenna, which picks up stations from all directions, sounds like a good idea, but it isn't necessarily better, either.
If you're lined up with the radiation pattern of one of the larger "omnidirectional" Wi-Fi antennas, you could easily be getting three or four times as much power as you'd get if it were a real omnidirectional antenna.
They've done just that yet again with the release of their new Z-5 'omnidirectional' stereo speakers.
GE will soon release to the public an updated version of the LED bulb that will be omnidirectional and long lasting.
The movie will make its premiere here with a live soundtrack written and performed by omnidirectional guitarist Bill Frisell, along with Ron Miles on trumpet, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums.
The action is omnidirectional on the central stage, with actors in anachronistic dress -- some modern, some classic -- facing several directions at once.
The diodes just emit light in an omnidirectional sense.
This room needs to be immaculately clean -- devoid of obstructions, germs, shadows -- anything whatsoever that can impede the unconstrained, omnidirectional production of ideas.