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Meaning of “two-way” in the English Dictionary

"two-way" in British English

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two-wayadjective

uk   us   /ˈtuː.weɪ/
  • two-way adjective (DIRECTION)

[before noun] moving or ​allowingmovement in both ​directions: a two-way ​street
  • two-way adjective (RADIO)

[before noun] Two-way ​radios can both ​send out and ​receivesignals.
  • two-way adjective (RELATIONSHIP)

A two-way ​situationinvolves two ​people or two ​groups of ​peopleworking together to ​achieve a ​sharedaim: Negotiations are a two-way thing - both ​sides have to come to a ​compromise. Remember, ​friendships are a two-way ​street (= both ​people have to make an ​effort).
(Definition of two-way from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"two-way" in American English

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two-wayadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtuˈweɪ/
permittingmovement or ​communication in two ​directions: There are only a few two-way ​streetsleft in ​town. This should be a two-way ​relationship.
(Definition of two-way from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"two-way" in Business English

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two-wayadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈtuːˌweɪ/
moving or ​allowingmovement in two different directions: Anglo-Indian ​business is now a two-way street that can ​profit both ​sides. The ​agreementeliminates most ​tariffs on two-way ​trade between the US and the five other ​participatingnations.
used to describe a ​situation in which two ​people or ​groups both ​work towards something, where both expect ​rewards from the ​efforts they make: a two-way ​battle/discussion/​process
(Definition of two-way from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “two-way”
in Chinese (Simplified) 方向, 双向的, 可双向通行的…
in Turkish iki yönlü, çift yönlü…
in Russian двусторонний…
in Chinese (Traditional) 方向, 雙向的, 可雙向通行的…
in Polish dwukierunkowy…
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