redial

noun
re·​dial | \ ˈrē-ˌdī(-ə)l How to pronounce redial (audio) , rē-ˈdī(-ə)l \

Definition of redial

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a function on a telephone that automatically repeats the dialing of the last number called also : a button that invokes this function

redial

verb
redialed; redialing; redials

Definition of redial (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive + intransitive

: to dial a phone number again redial a busy number Some phones can be set to automatically redial after a short delay.

redial

adjective
re·​di·​al | \ ˈrē-dē-əl How to pronounce redial (audio) \

Definition of redial (Entry 3 of 3)

: of, relating to, or being the redia or rediae of a digenetic trematode redial larvae

Examples of redial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The phone includes the usual round of flip phone features, including redial, mute, hold, text messaging, and a, um, hinge. Wired Blogs, WIRED, "First Wi-Fi Flip Phone (That We Know Of)," 16 Mar. 2006

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First Known Use of redial

Noun

1980, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redial was in 1919

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“Redial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redial. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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redial

verb

English Language Learners Definition of redial

: to select a series of numbers on a telephone again : to dial again

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