• rotatable disk on a telephone; face upon which measurements are registered through the use of a pointer (as on a watch, meter, etc.)
• place a telephone call by pressing buttons or turning a dial
• the dial of a clock, meter, or other device is the part where the time or a measurement is indicated.
• on a radio, the dial is the controlling part which you move in order to change the frequency.
• the dial on some telephones is a circle with holes in it which you turn several times in order to telephone someone.
• if you dial a number, you turn the dial or press the buttons on a telephone in order to phone someone.
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• automatic telephone exchange
• telephone operated with a numbered dial
• tone on a telephone receiver indicating that the system is ready for dialing
• a dial tone is the same as a dialling tone; used in american english.
• connection of a computer to the internet by a modem using existing telephone lines
• automatic dialing (on a telephone line)
• option that enables users to store telephone numbers within the telephone and to dial these stored numbers by pressing one or two keys (eliminates the need to dial the entire number)