[ aw-toh-dahy-uhl, -dahyl ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl /
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a service feature whereby a telephone call is automatically made in response to a brief input signal from the user, as the pressing of a button:By the late 1980s, autodial was a standard feature for fax machines.
verb (used with object)
to call automatically, using autodial: I immediately autodialed my mom’s home phone and her cell phone, but there was no answer.
of or relating to autodial: autodial software.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!
Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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