two-way

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj two-way operating or permitting operation in either of two opposite directions "a two-way valve","two-way traffic","two-way streets"
    • adj two-way involving two parts or elements "a bipartite document","a two-way treaty"
    • adj two-way supported by both sides "a two-way treaty"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile Services(two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number theotherchannel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, butnochannel 1.
    • a Two-way (Pipe Fitting) Serving to connect at will one pipe or channel with either of two others; as, a two-way cock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth was able to throw two baseballs in such a way that the balls remained parallel to each other all the way from his hand to the catcher's glove. Ruth was famous for this stunt and would demonstrate it on request.
    • two-way Having the capacity to act in two ways: said of a fitting or fixture which has one inlet and one outlet.
    • two-way Noting a fitting resembling a T, with one inlet and two outlets, but no control over the flow through them.
    • two-way In mech., having two ways or passages.
    • two-way In mathematics, having a double mode of variation. Thus, a surface is a two-way spread.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You can test for a two way mirror by putting your fingernail on the surface, if there's space between the tip and the image, then its a normal mirror, if not, its two way.
    • Two-way arranged so as to permit a fluid to be turned into either of two channels:
    • Two-way (math.) having a double mode of variation
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.”
  • C. S. Lewis
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    “There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.”
  • Phyllis Bottome
    Phyllis Bottome
    “There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
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    “Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.”

Idioms

No two ways about it - If there are no two ways about something, there is no other possible interpretation.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. twá (fem.), twégen (masc.), twa, (neut.); Ger. zwei, Goth. twai; also Gr. dyo, L. duo, Sans. dva, Gael. da, do.

Usage

In literature:

There are two ways of appraising Smuts.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
You come by railroad, and are nigh two hours upon the way.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
We've got to deal with him in two ways.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
Two ways suggested themselves to Rufus.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
This feature may be related to the story in one of two ways.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
These two children were travelling with their uncle and aunt in a rather out-of-the-way part of Germany.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
They are two different ways of being industrious, or perhaps we may prefer to say, of being idle.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
We can distinguish two different ways of employing the Goddess.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
There are two ways of looking at everything, and other folks have had to worry over them right back to the beginning.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
This, of course, will act in two ways.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
And equality was the most urgent and prominent claim of the two, because the king, virtually, had given way, but the nobles had not.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The spot was chosen in such a way that the level ground was cut equally into two divisions.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
The two cousins were not at all alike, either in their looks or ways.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
There are two ways of saying this sort of thing, and theirs was the second way.
"Once on a Time" by A. A. Milne
He saw the two men fight their way to the dory.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
It was evident that the two who would go their own way had nothing to fear from them.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Only four tacks so far, which have stretched the canvas in the middle two ways.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
To be sure, though, a wheel may turn either of two ways.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The best way known to us, is to pack fresh eggs down in Indian meal, allowing no two to touch each other.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
There are two ways to bring it up to its former vigor.
"The Gladiolus" by Matthew Crawford
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In poetry:

Some day I know she'll wait at last
And lock me fast in white embraces,
And down mysterious ways of love
We two shall move to fairy places.
"The Lanawn Shee" by Francis Ledwidge
But two capricious human hearts -
No sage's rod may track their ways.
No eye pursue their lawless starts
Along their wild self-chosen maze.
"St. Luke" by John Keble
But none to me as I stand here
Between two countries, both-ways torn,
And moveless still, like Buridan's donkey
Between the water and the corn.
"On A Ruined Farm Near The 'His Master's Voice Gramophone Factory'" by George Orwell
So speaking, through the twilight gray
The two old pilgrims went their way.
What seeds of life that day were sown,
The heavenly watchers knew alone.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Still, he knew he was there to stop the ball
And he meant stopping a few of 'em.
But every ball that came his way
Blow me! he could see two of 'em!
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
There two spirits in the calm
Of moonlight memory may go,
Finding pure refreshing balm,
When life traileth wounded, slow
Along dim ways of common dust,
As dull lives of mortals must.
"Early Love" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

Two-Way CAD Data Streaming from the Web.
Spanish surname cuts two ways in politics.
Two-way is the only way.
Capitol Street soon to switch to two-way street .
Capitol Street will soon change from a one-way to a two-way street .
Comms is a two-way street .
Trick-or-treat is a two-way street .
Respect on the racetrack is a two-way street .
Responsibility a two-way street .
Sharing the road is a two-way street .
Tolerance is a two-way street .
Freedom of speech is a two-way street .
EDMOND — Freedom of speech is a two-way street .
Biz's sweet two-way street .
'UGB relationship is a two-way street '.
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In science:

For two given multiplications, there are always two ways of obtaining them.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
This connection-oriented viewpoint and these two ways of realizing it provide the basis for this survey.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
There are two ways to implement DL interoperability, through distributed search or harvest.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
There are two ways to test different kinds of gravity theories.
Problems on Foundations of General Relativity
It seems that there are two ways how one might deal with such a situation.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
It proves essential to distinguish, as Deutsch and Hayden do not, between two ways of interpreting the formalism.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
Experiments on samples prepared in the two ways give different results.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Experiments on samples prepared in the two ways yield different results.
Random Field Ising Model
Two-way finite automata with quantum and classical states.
Generalized Counters and Reversal Complexity
Fooling a two way automaton or one pushdown store is better than one counter for two way machines.
Generalized Counters and Reversal Complexity
Remarks on two-way automata with weak-counters.
Generalized Counters and Reversal Complexity
Two-way one-counter automata accepting bounded languages.
Generalized Counters and Reversal Complexity
Obviously these two ways of measuring the error of a quantum algorithm are related.
Complexity of multivariate Feynman-Kac path integration in randomized and quantum settings
Since C ⊗R Mn (C) ∼= Mn (C) ⊕ Mn (C), there are two ways (for n > 0) of embedding C into Mn (C).
Galois Corings and a Jacobson-Bourbaki type Correspondence
There are two ways of arriving at the probability distribution (1).
Random Matrices
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