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di·al

dial

 
 
pronunciation:
daI l
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a flat, round device that controls a machine or measures something.
When you want to turn off the machine, turn this dial to the left.That dial shows how many miles we have driven the car.
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dials, dialing, dialed
definition: to enter a telephone number into a telephone by turning a dial or pushing the buttons.
Molly picked up the phone and dialed my number.
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derivation: dialer (n.)