One Way [O/W]

Updated: 2017-11-28.

A one way is something that travels from one location to another, without necessarily returning back again. A common abbreviation for one way in the travel industry is O/W. The standard opposite of a one way is round trip.

One way often refers to transportation, where travel is booked from Point A to Point B only, often called a one-way ticket.

One way is usually the preferred spelling for the noun, while the hyphenated “one-way” is often preferred as a modifier. However, along with the rarely-used, single-word “oneway,” these spelling variations are often used interchangeably.

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Synonyms:
One-Way, Oneway
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