direct dial

direct-dial

[dih-rekt-dahy-uhl, -dahyl, dahy-]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to make a telephone call outside the local area without the assistance of an operator.
adjective
2.
being a telephone or telephone system enabling long-distance calls to be direct-dialed.
3.
of or pertaining to direct dialing.
Also, direct dial.
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