Definition of direct dialing in English:

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direct dialing

Pronunciation: /dəˈrek(t) ˈˌdī(ə)liNG/ Pronunciation: /dīˈrek(t) ˈˌdī(ə)liNG/


The facility of making a telephone call without connection by the operator.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore a standard international earth station and an international switching centre in Windhoek make for clear connections and direct dialling facilities to more than 228 countries, which is about 97% of the world.
  • State-owned listed domestic telecommunications firm PT Telkomand international direct dialing operator PT Indosat said on Tuesday they would not endeavor to increase their rates this year.
  • Extra features such as direct dialling and voicemail will cost more on a traditional PABX system but, according to 3Com, they come as standard on NBX.


direct dial

Example sentences
  • All rooms have a VCR, direct-dial telephone, voice-mail, and internet and e-mail access.
  • Four years ago, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry was paying $21,700 a month for direct-dial Centrex phone service from the state's central telecommunications agency.
  • This small boutique hotel has 158 rooms, all of which feature two direct-dial telephone lines, a personal voice mail message service, internet access televisions and CD players.

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Syllabification: di·rect di·al·ing

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