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di·al

(dī'ăl),
A clock face or instrument resembling a clock face.
[L. dies, day]
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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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By using Script-Aware Predictive Dialler with Synthesys.NET agents can be managed from any location, Noetica says.
UK telecomms group BT has announced that it has begun trialling two new initiatives that aim to tackle the problem of Internet diallers.
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According to Noetica, a 20-seat implementation of Noetica Synthesys and its Script-Aware Predictive Dialler has been completed at the call centre in Oberhausen, Germany.