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English definition of “dial”

dial

noun [C]     /daɪəl/
TIME/MEASUREMENT the round part of a clock , watch , or machine that shows you the time or other measurement Weighing, measuring and counting devices
BUTTON a round part on a piece of equipment such as a television or radio that you turn to operate it, make it louder , etc Machine parts
TELEPHONE the ring of holes with numbers that you turn on the front of an old telephone Communicating by telephone
(Definition of dial noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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