dial telephone system

dial telephone system

[′dīl ′tel·ə‚fōn ‚sist·əm]
(communications)
A telephone system in which telephone connections between customers are ordinarily established by electronic and mechanical apparatus, controlled by manipulations of dials operated by calling parties.
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29 (1936) The first dial telephone system in the state was installed in Lake.
The technology allows this to be done in a fraction of the time than it would normally take using manual dial telephone systems.