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[verb ree-dahy-uh l, -dahyl; noun ree-dahy-uh l, -dahyl]Telecommunications.
verb (used with object)
  1. Also re-di·al. to dial again.
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  1. automatic redial.
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Origin of redial

First recorded in 1960–65; re- + dial
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verb -dials, -dialling or -dialled
  1. to dial (a telephone number) again
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Word Origin and History for redial


also re-dial, 1961, from re- + dial (v.). Related: Redialed; redialing.

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