Variant of dial
- a sundial
- the face of a watch or clock
- the face of a meter, gauge, compass, etc. on which a pointer or the like indicates an amount, degree, direction, etc.
- an illuminated strip on a radio, marked with frequency numbers and equipped with a pointer, for indicating the station selected
- a usually graduated disk or knob for controlling some function, as the selection of a TV channel or the temperature of an oven
- a rotating disk on a telephone, used in making connections automatically
- loosely an arrangement of numbered push buttons on a telephone, used for this purpose
Origin: Middle English ; from Midieval Latin dialis, daily ; from Classical Latin dies, day: see deity
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