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A clock face or instrument resembling a clock face.
[L. dies, day]
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(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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NOIRETTE has an attractive shiny black dial with a pattern in relief.
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They were even smart enough to cap the windage dial. After all, why have it exposed when it is so seldom used?
Advise family, friends, and business contacts to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all calls.