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di·al

(dī'ăl),
A clock face or instrument resembling a clock face.
[L. dies, day]

dial

a circular diagram with black lines radiating outward across a white background from the center, as is used in tests of astigmatism.

dial

(dī′ăl) [L. dialis, daily, fr. dies, day]
A graduated circular face, similar to a clock face, on which some measurement is indicated by a pointer that moves as the entity being measured (pressure, temperature, or heat) changes.

astigmatic dial

A circular dial with black lines of uniform width drawn as if they were connecting opposing numbers on the face of a clock. It is used in testing for astigmatism.
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A new way of dialing all operator-assisted and Calling Card calls within an area code also was introduced July 15 and becomes mandatory Oct.
Call for Content provides the easiest way for consumers to discover mobile content through a process they are already completely familiar with -- dialing a phone number," said Steve Cherry, CommerceTel CEO.
This new dialing procedure means that long distance calls that now require dialing only "1" before the telephone number will require the 216 area code as well.
For example, Bell Atlantic will be implementing the seven-digit dialing plan, so customers may see information about other telephone companies plans.
Joffe explained that D-FAST DIALING changes the way people use a network.
The dialing changes will not affect customer bills, the cost of calls, local calling areas or customers' telephone numbers.
This new dialing procedure must be used starting July 26, 2006 by everyone with phone numbers with 310 or 424 area codes.
Well-documented return on investments (ROIs) and quantifiable value propositions drive the outbound dialing market and are crucial to ensure the success of new products.
global providers of leading natural User Interface technologies -- and Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq:SWIR)(TSX:SW) -- global providers of wireless communication solutions -- announced that the new Voq(TM) Professional Phone will utilize ART's smARTspeak(R) NG engine to provide Voq users with digit dialing, voice tag dialing and commands.
In addition to driving down costly long-distance and service fees for internal communications, our overseas partners and customers will also realize cost savings and greater convenience from dialing into the local Tokyo number.