telephone dial

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Noun1.telephone dial - a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number calledtelephone dial - a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
dial phone, dial telephone - a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
finger hole - a hole for inserting a finger
selector switch, selector - a switch that is used to select among alternatives
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For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a recorded replay will be available on the company's website and by telephone dial in beginning approximately two hours after the event.
Seen from above, the 14-year-old complex is shaped like the pound sign on a telephone dial pad.
While a single pattern may predominate, there is usually a combination of patterns; cribriform ("Swiss cheese" or "telephone dial" [figure 3]), tubular, compressed, or solid.
His hands feel the telephone dial. Sometimes, he feels a hankering for tomato soup.
wooden dynamite box, contains a veritable potpourri of working components, from a DVD player and screen to strobe lights, a World War II vintage telephone magneto and telephone dial, a Jacob's ladder (two not quite parallel vertical metal rods between which a high-voltage spark can be made to arc), various LEDs, a mechanical digital counter, an old analog volt meter and ammeter, and, just in case, a brandy dispenser.
The telephone dial didn't appear until 1919, when the first group of self-designated "user interface scientists" at Western Electric considered what the most intuitive form should be.

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