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Meaning of direct-dial

di•rect-di•al

Pronunciation: (di-rekt'dī'ul, -dīl', dī-), [key]
— v.i., v.t.
  1. to make a telephone call outside the local area without the assistance of an operator.
—adj.
  1. being a telephone or telephone system enabling long-distance calls to be direct-dialed.
  2. of or pertaining to direct dialing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.