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English definition of “direct dialling”

direct dialling

noun [U] UK (US direct dialing)     COMMUNICATIONS
the ability to make a phone call without it having to be connected through a switchboard : The new system incorporates direct dialling , which will make it easier for callers to connect directly with the contact of their choice .
direct-dial adjective
(Definition of direct dialling noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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