Did meaning

dĭd
Did is the past tense of do.

An example of did is a person having done something; I did it.

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A PBX feature that allows incoming calls to connect directly to the station, without operator assistance. To accomplish this, each station is assigned a DID telephone number drawn from a bank of such numbers so designated by the local exchange carrier (LEC). (The last three or four digits of the DID number correspond to the internal station number, so the PBX dialing plan must be flexible enough to accommodate the DID numbering scheme.) When an outside caller dials that number, the terminating CO recognizes that fact and connects the call over a special DID trunk.The CO passes the DID number to the PBX in advance of the call, thereby enabling the PBX to automatically route the call directly to the station, without the intervention of an attendant. The service provider rents DID numbers to user organizations in groups or blocks of 50, 100, or 250, typically.
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Simple past tense of do.
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(Direct Inward Dialing) The ability to make a telephone call to an internal telephone extension within an organization without having to go through an operator.
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Origin of did

  • ME dide < OE dyde: see do

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English didde, dude, from Old English dyde, *diede, from Proto-Germanic *dedǭ, first and third person singular past indicative of Proto-Germanic *dōną (“to do”). Cognate with Scots did (“did”), West Frisian die (“did”), Dutch deed (“did”), German tat (“did”).

    From Wiktionary