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auto-dial

[aw-toh-dahy-uh l, -dahyl] /ˈɔ toʊˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl/
noun
1.
See under auto-dialer.

auto-dialer

[aw-toh-dahy-uh-ler, -dahy-ler] /ˈɔ toʊˌdaɪ ə lər, -ˌdaɪ lər/
noun
1.
a telephone device that makes possible a service feature (au·to-dial) whereby a call is automatically made in response to a brief input signal from the user, as the pressing of a button.
Also called automatic dialer.
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Contemporary definitions for autodial
verb

of a modem or other device, to dial a telephone number automatically to establish an Internet connection

Examples

When she starts the email program, it autodials the Internet service provider.

Usage Note

autodialed, autodialing; autodial n, autodialer n

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