busy signal

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busy signal

n.
A series of sharp buzzing tones heard over a telephone when the line dialed is already in use.

busy signal

n
(Telecommunications) US and Canadian a repeated single note heard on a telephone when the number called is already in use. Also called (especially in Britain): engaged tone

bus′y sig`nal


n.
(on a telephone line) a rapid succession of buzzing tones, indicating that the number called is in use.
[1890–95]
Translations
obsazovací tón
optagetsignaloptagettone
varattu-merkkiääni
ton zauzetostizauzet signal
話し中の信号音話し中を示す信号
통화 중 신호통화중 신호음
tuta upptagetupptagetton
เสียงสัญญาณไม่ว่างเสียงสายไม่ว่างของโทรศัพท์
tín hiệu bận

busy signal

, busy tone
n (esp US Telec) → Besetztzeichen nt

busy signal

n (Am) → segnale m di occupato

busy signal

إشارَة إنْشِغال الـخَطّ, رَنَّانٌ اِنْشِغَالُ الـخَطّ obsazovací tón optagetsignal, optagettone Besetztton, Besetztzeichen ήχος κατειλημμένου, σήμα κατειλημμένου señal de comunicando, tono de ocupado varattu-merkkiääni tonalité occupée ton zauzetosti, zauzet signal segnale di occupato 話し中の信号音, 話し中を示す信号 통화 중 신호, 통화중 신호음 bezettoon opptattsignal sygnał niedostępności, sygnał zajęty sinal de ocupado сигнал «занято» tuta upptaget, upptagetton เสียงสัญญาณไม่ว่าง, เสียงสายไม่ว่างของโทรศัพท์ meşgul sinyali tín hiệu bận 占线信号, 占线音
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