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autodial Line breaks: auto|dial
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtə(ʊ)dʌɪəl/

Definition of autodial in English:

verb (autodials, autodialling, autodialled; US autodials, autodialing, autodialed)

[no object] Computing
(Of a modem) automatically dial a telephone number or establish a connection with a computer.
Example sentences
  • She flipped open her PA and looked up ‘Vermont’, then ‘government’, then ‘legal departments’, then ‘Attorney General’, then autodialed the number.
  • When the companies announced their merger, the nation's media reporters autodialed the usual critics of media conglomeration.
  • However, what it doesn't do is put a 1 in front of long distance numbers, so when you autodial the number all you get is a helpful phone company recording that says, ‘We're sorry, you must first dial a 1 when calling this number.’


Example sentences
  • Risks include toll fraud, the installation of auto diallers, and sending high cost SMS / MMS messages.
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