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English definition of “dial”

dial

noun [C] (MEASURING DEVICE)   /ˈdɑɪl/
the part of a machine or device that shows a measurement , such as of speed or time , often a numbered circle with a moving pointer (= long narrow part with a point ) A dial is also a part of an instrument that you can turn or move to control it: Turn the dial of the radio and get some music .
(Definition of dial noun (MEASURING DEVICE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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