Meaning of DIAL in English

DIAL

I. noun see: deity Date: 15th century the face of a sun~, timepiece , the graduated face of a timepiece, 4. a face upon which some measurement is registered usually by means of graduations and a pointer , a device that may be operated to make electrical connections or to regulate the operation of a machine , II. verb (~ed or ~led; ~ing or ~ling) Date: 1653 transitive verb to measure with a ~, 2. to manipulate a device (as a ~) so as to operate, regulate, or select , call 1m(1) , intransitive verb to manipulate a ~, to make a telephone call or connection, ~er noun III. abbreviation ~ect, ~ectical

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