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360-degree (not comparable)

  1. Covering all 360 degrees of a circle.
  2. (by extension) Comprehensive; incorporating all points of view.
    • 2001, Robert D. Behn, Rethinking Democratic Accountability, Brookings Institution Press, →ISBN, page 199,
      In the public sector, we have not really created 360-degree accountability. It is more like 360-degree harassment.
    • 2002, Manuel London, Leadership Development: Paths to Self-insight and Professional Growth, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, →ISBN, page 155,
      Implement a 360-degree system regularly.
    • 2006, Thomas X. Hammes, The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century, Zenith Imprint, →ISBN, page 238,
      The overall grade is a compilation of input from these sources. Thus it provides a true 360-degree view of the officer evaluated.
  3. Able to turn freely about an axis.
    The dressing room had a 360-degree mirror.
    • 2007 May 28, Patrick Barkham, “Mapping the world”, in The Guardian,
      Thanks to vans with 360-degree cameras that have taken photos every five metres in cities...

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