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call waiting

noun
1.
a telephone service feature whereby a person engaged in a telephone call is notified by a tone that a second call is being made to the same number, and is able to talk to either party while keeping the other on hold.
Compare hold button.
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Examples from the web for call waiting
  • To me, it is equivalent to talking to somebody on the telephone whose call waiting keeps chiming in.
  • Chimes for call waiting shall be suppressed by terminating call in progress and answering the call waiting.
  • Redial button for call transfer or call waiting when supported by telephone system.
  • Examples include unwanted voice mail, call waiting or toll-free calls that automatically roll over to toll calls.
  • Use a landline telephone, and disable call waiting so your interview is not interrupted.
  • Vertical services are advanced calling features such as caller identification, call waiting, and call forwarding.
  • Services such a call forwarding call waiting require sophisticated switches to support the user's needs.
  • Air medical escorts should eat regular, light meals and stay hydrated while on-call waiting for flights.
  • Using the phone for electronic monitoring places restrictions on access to the phone and on special features such as call waiting.

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