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Dial : verb : to call a telephone number on a telephone

• To dial a number

• To dial the operator

• To dial direct = to contact a phone number without asking the operator to do it for you

• You can dial New York direct from London.


GB spelling is dialing – dialed.

But US spelling is dialing – dialed.

Dialing : noun : act of calling a telephone number

Dialing Code = special series of numbers which you use to make a call to another town or country

Dialing Tone = noise made by a telephone to show that it is ready for you to dial a number

International Direct Dialing = calling telephone numbers in other countries direct

NOTE : no plural

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