Autodial



See under auto-dialer.
a telephone device that makes possible a service feature (au·to-dial) whereby a call is automatically made in response to a brief input signal from the user, as the pressing of a button.
verb

of a modem or other device, to dial a telephone number automatically to establish an Internet connection
Examples

When she starts the email program, it autodials the Internet service provider.
Usage Note

autodialed, autodialing; autodial n, autodialer n

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