An instance of reaching an unintended phone number due to an error in dialing or in using a keypad.

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  • misdialing — v. dial incorrectly, make an error in dialing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misdial — v. /mis duy euhl, duyl /; n. /mis duy euhl, duyl /, v. misdialed, misdialing or (esp. Brit.) misdialled, misdialling, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to dial incorrectly. n. 2. an act or instance of misdialing. [1960 65; MIS 1 + DIAL] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Special information tones — In telephony, a special information tone (SIT) is an international standard three beep signal indicating a call did not go through and usually precedes a recorded announcement explaining the problem.[1] As the SIT is well known in many countries …   Wikipedia

  • Permissive dialing — In North America, permissive dialing is the ability to make phone calls in an area subject to a newly introduced area code using both the new and preexisting dialing methods.When an area is given a new area code under a split plan, the area s… …   Wikipedia

  • misdial — (v.) to dial a wrong number on a telephone, 1964; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + DIAL (Cf. dial) (v.). Related: Misdialed; misdialing …   Etymology dictionary

  • misdial — verb (misdials, misdialling, misdialled; US misdials, misdialing, misdialed) dial a telephone number incorrectly …   English new terms dictionary

  • misdial — ► VERB (misdialled, misdialling; US misdialed, misdialing) ▪ dial a telephone number incorrectly …   English terms dictionary

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