What is dial?

  • (verb): Choose by means of a dial.
    Example: "Dial a telephone number"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Layer 2 Forwarding Protocol - Use
... Virtual dial-up allows many separate and autonomous protocol domains to share common access infrastructure including modems, Access Servers, and ISDN routers ... prior to 2341 have specified protocols for supporting IP dial-up via SLIP and multiprotocol dial-up via PPP ...
Leica M7
... Like the M6 TTL, the M7 features an "off" position on the shutter speed dial (the electronics of the M6 Classic can be switched off by setting the dial to the B position) ... The M7 is also the first Leica to support DX encoding, using the dial that has been on the back of Leica cameras since the M3 ... a setting coupled to the lightmeter starting with the M6, the dial now controls exposure compensation on the M7 ...
California Dial
... In watch-making, or horology, a California dial refers to a clock face that consists of half Roman (usually 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock) and half Arabic numerals (usually 4 o'clock ... The use of this dial style dates back to the 1930s, for example in early Rolexes, Marina Militare and Kampfschwimmer diver's watches ... of Rolexes were refurbished by a company based in California using this style of dial, and resulting in the name "California dial" ...
Dial - Etymology
... Its original meaning was sundial and/or clock dial, from Latin diālis meaning daily, or concerning the day, because of its use in telling the time of day ...
Country Today
... Today) is a 24-hour music format produced by Dial Global, and formerly by Waitt Radio Networks and then by the now-defunct Dial Global Local ... In June 2012, due to reorganizations at Dial Global, the Dial Global Local 24/7 formats were fully integrated into Dial Global's portfolio of formats, and "Dial Global ... However, most of the former Dial Global Local formats are still offered to affiliate stations in the same manner in which they were previously offered ...

More definitions of "dial":

  • (verb): Operate a dial to select a telephone number.
    Example: "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"
  • (noun): A disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called.
    Synonyms: telephone dial
  • (noun): The control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning.
  • (noun): The circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments.
  • (noun): The face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours.

Famous quotes containing the word dial:

    The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Nods from the Gilded pointers—
    Nods from the Seconds slim—
    Decades of Arrogance between
    The Dial life—
    And Him—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    Although I will inherit darkness
    I will keep dialing left to right.
    I will struggle like a surgeon.
    I will call quickly for the glare of the moon.
    I will even dial milk.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)