[ aw-toh-dahy-uh l, -dahyl ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl /
See under auto-dialer.
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[ aw-toh-dahy-uh-ler, -dahy-ler ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌdaɪ ə lər, -ˌdaɪ lər /
a telephone device that makes possible a service feature (au·to-dial) whereby a call is automatically made in response to a brief input signal from the user, as the pressing of a button.
Also called automatic dialer.
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