autodial

or au·to-di·al

[ aw-toh-dahy-uhl, -dahyl ]

noun
  1. 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: Any idea why my autodial no longer works after a new install or an update?

  2. an automatic call made in this way: Each driver’s phone can be set to make an instant autodial to the office.

verb (used with object)
  1. to call automatically, using autodial: I immediately autodialed my mom’s home phone and her cell phone, but there was no answer.

adjective
  1. of or relating to autodial: autodial software.

Origin of autodial

1
First recorded in 1930–35; auto-3 + dial

Words Nearby autodial

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