[verb ree-dahy-uh l, -dahyl; noun ree-dahy-uh l, -dahyl]Telecommunications.

verb (used with object)

Also re-di·al. to dial again.


Origin of redial

First recorded in 1960–65; re- + dial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of redial

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British Dictionary definitions for redial


verb -dials, -dialling or -dialled

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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