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pulse dialing

Syllabification: pulse di·al·ing

Definition of pulse dialing in English:

noun

Method of telephone dialing in which each digit is transmitted as a corresponding number of electronic pulses. Compare with tone dialing.
Example sentences
  • The rotary dial is a device mounted on or in a telephone or switchboard that is designed to send interrupted electrical pulses, known as pulse dialling, corresponding to the number dialed.
  • In pulse dialling you can hear multiple ‘clicks’ in the earpiece when buttons are pressed on your telephone keypad.

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