noun, often attributive

Definition of autodial

: a system or feature of a system by which a device (such as a telephone or computer) automatically dials a preprogrammed telephone number

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Other Words from autodial

autodial transitive verb
autodialer \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗(⸗)⸗ \ noun, plural -s
autodialing adjective
an autodialing modem
autodialing noun
autodialing automatically directs fax and voice mail calls to the right device. — Steve Monas and Richard Hooker, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible, 2008

First Known Use of autodial

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autodial

aut- + dial entry 1

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“Autodial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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