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  • n  the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
  • n  the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
  • n  the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
  • n  a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
  • v  operate a dial to select a telephone number
    You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial
  • v  choose by means of a dial
    dial a telephone number

  • I was doing some cable TV duty last night and had the bad luck to follow a segment about a focus group of voters being dial tested during the debate.
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  • They claim Clear Channel and other big groups have ruined the airwaves by homogenizing song lists, politicizing the dial with conservative talk and sucking out local flavor with .
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  • Mike Huckabee in New York Times
    They're going to hear Republicans on this stage talk about how great the economy is, and frankly, when they hear that, they're going to probably reach for the dial,Mr. Huckabee said. "I want to make sure people understand that for many...
  • Lewis Hamilton in Xinhua
    I don't know why I do well here,Hamilton said. "I love it here. It's a great track, great city, great food and great weather today......I'm just able to dial in my car here and have a better feel here than some other places."
  • Michael Bloomberg in Los Angeles Times
    Whatever opportunities New York City gave to Percy, he repaid them a thousand times over,Bloomberg said. "Because of him, the doors of City University were opened to all students. Because of him, black radio became a fixture on the dial."

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