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dial

1. the circular graduated disc of various measuring instruments
2. 
a. the control on a radio or television set used to change the station or channel
b. the panel on a radio on which the frequency, wavelength, or station is indicated by means of a pointer

Dial

 

a subassembly of a telephone that is used to control the operation of the apparatus in an automatic telephone exchange in order to establish a connection to the subscriber being called. Dials may be of the disk or push-button types, depending on the method of selecting the desired number.

dial

[dīl]
(communications)
In automatic telephone switching, a type of calling device which, when wound up and released, generates pulses required for establishing connections.
(design engineering)
A separate scale or other device for indicating the value to which a control is set.

DIAL

[′dī‚al]

dial

(1) See rotary dial.

(2) A Microsoft input device for its Surface Studio PC. See Surface Studio.
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NYNEX has sent two bill inserts to all its customers to help educate them about the new ways of dialing calls within an area code.
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This offers customers the chance to reprogram their equipment or memory dialing features on their phones to prepare themselves for the effective date.
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31, 1994 to get used to the new dialing procedures and reprogram or modify their equipment to accommodate the changes.
FAST DIALING is fully compatible with Local Exchange and InterExchange Switched 56 connections.
The new dialing procedures are necessary because, beginning in 1995, new area codes put in service across the country will be identical to the first three digits of some local telephone numbers.
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