dialling UK US UK (US dialing) /ˈdaɪəlɪŋ/ noun [U]
the action of making a phone call, for example by pressing a series of buttons: »

My phone has a voice dialing function.

See also DIRECT DIALLING(Cf. ↑direct dialling)

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