call forwarding


Definition of call forwarding

: a telephone service that allows a subscriber to have incoming calls forwarded to a different number

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Take Ford Motor, which has the stock ticker F. There’s also a consumer goods firm called Forward Industries, which has the stock ticker FORD. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, "The embarrassing trading mistake that costs investors millions every year," 21 Aug. 2019 Data is always transmitted with some redundancy to allow for errors to be corrected, called forward error correction. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "661Tbps through a single optical fiber: The mind boggles," 1 Aug. 2018 The shadows of these past lovers sit around our relationships like a cast of ghosts, each one waiting to be called forward to provide precedent for our emotional reactions. Neda Semnani,, "You have more in common with your partner's exes than you might think," 16 May 2018 Principally, attacking air crews will, in many mission scenarios, be much less likely to need what the Army calls Forward Air Refueling Positions (FARP). Kris Osborn, Fox News, "US Army starts work on future attack-recon helicopter," 16 May 2018 Toward the end of the ceremony, all family members of victims and survivors were called forward. Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "Six months later, Sutherland Springs residents count their blessings," 5 May 2018 What if Jeff Triplette doesn't call forward progress, or the ball doesn't bounce right back to Marcus Mariotta? Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Big 12 success, ranking coaches and what if Weber makes Final Four? | The Kansas City Star," 20 Mar. 2018 The Tennessee Titans won on what history recalls as the Music City Miracle, but which is remembered bitterly in Buffalo as a cosmic joke commonly called Forward Lateral. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "Can Bills finally put an end to 17-year playoff skid?," 31 Oct. 2017 Mark Knoop, a Republican strategist, also works for Victory Enterprises and heads an independent expenditure group called Forward Charlotte. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "Here’s why Kenny Smith can run more TV ads than Vi Lyles," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of call forwarding

1963, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of call forwarding

: a service that allows you to have a telephone call sent to a different number

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