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autodial

or au·to-di·al

[ aw-toh-dahy-uhl, -dahyl ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl /
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noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to autodial: autodial software.

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Origin of autodial

First recorded in 1930–35; auto-3 + dial
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