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Meaning of “one-way” in the English Dictionary

"one-way" in British English

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one-wayadjective

uk   us   /ˌwʌnˈweɪ/
[before noun] travelling or ​allowingtravel in only one ​direction: I ​drove the ​wrong way down a one-way street. How much is a one-way ticket to New York?a one-way ticket to sth If something is a one-way ​ticket to an ​unpleasantsituation, it will ​cause that ​situation to ​happen: A ​rejection of the ​peacedeal would be a one-way ​ticket to ​disaster for the ​country. A one-way ​relationship is not ​fair because only one ​person or ​group of the two makes any ​effort.
(Definition of one-way from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one-way" in American English

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one-wayadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 /wʌnˈʌp·mənˌʃɪp/
traveling or ​allowingtravel in only a ​singledirection: a one-way ​street He ​bought a one-way ​ticket to Miami.
(Definition of one-way from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"one-way" in Business English

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one-wayadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌwʌnˈweɪ/
TRANSPORT travelling or ​allowingtravel in only one direction: a one-way ​fare a one-way ​ticket
COMMUNICATIONS only ​allowingcommunication in one direction: Line ​management should not be a one-way ​process.
(Definition of one-way from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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