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[dih-rekt-dahy-uh l, -dahyl, dahy-] /dɪˈrɛktˈdaɪ əl, -ˈdaɪl, daɪ-/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to make a telephone call outside the local area without the assistance of an operator.
being a telephone or telephone system enabling long-distance calls to be direct-dialed.
of or relating to direct dialing.
Also, direct dial. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All of the guest units are equipped with amenities such as cable television, air conditioning and direct-dial telephone.
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  • Each of the motel's guest rooms is equipped with a king-size or queen-size bed, private bathroom and direct-dial telephone.
  • Each room comes with direct-dial phones and cable television.

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