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[v. ree-dahy-uh l, -dahyl; n. ree-dahy-uh l, -dahyl] /v. riˈdaɪ əl, -ˈdaɪl; n. ˈriˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl/ Telecommunications.
verb (used with object)
Also, re-dial. to dial again.
Origin of redial
1960-65; re- + dial Unabridged
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Examples from the web for redial
  • Even if there's not much left to say, the redial button is obligatory.
  • Voice dial support, muting, and even redial make cameos too.
  • Attempts to redial hits of the past got only a call-waiting.
  • If the number called is busy or does not answer, the system will redial the number in an attempt to deliver the message.
  • redial button for call transfer or call waiting when supported by telephone system.
  • If this happens, you can then redial immediately and try again.
British Dictionary definitions for redial


/riːˈdaɪəl; -daɪl/
verb -dials, -dialling, -dialled
to dial (a telephone number) again
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Word Origin and History for redial

also re-dial, 1961, from re- + dial (v.). Related: Redialed; redialing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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