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direct-dial

or direct dial

[dih-rekt-dahy-uh l, -dahyl, dahy-] /dɪˈrɛktˈdaɪ əl, -ˈdaɪl, daɪ-/
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 relating to direct dialing.
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  • The Queen sent her first email at an RAF base in 1976 and she made the first direct-dial trunk call from the UK in 1958.

    One Has Tweeted! Tom Sykes October 23, 2014
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  • Malone, realizing that with direct-dial phones Boyd had no idea where he was actually calling from, kept wisely quiet.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett

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