rotary dial


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rotary dial

The disk on a rotary telephone that is turned to dial a phone number. I hated having to use a rotary dial as a kid—it's so much easier to dial a phone number by pressing buttons.
See also: dial
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Whether they contain rotary dials or miniature Touch Tone keypads, non-compliant phones require a level of manual dexterity not always possible for people with physical disabilities.
And next-generation global wireless broadband communications (IMTAdvanced) will up the ante even further, with experts predicting that the developing technology will far surpass the capability of today's smartphones, making them seem as antiquated as old rotary dial phones.
Chances are that nobody under twenty has ever heard the sound of a rotary dial phone 'chug a chug' back to the start after you've turned it clockwise after dialling a number.
Engine responses can be altered via a rotary dial next to the driver allowing Eco, Normal or Sport to be selected.
A rotary dial allows you to select setting for mud, sand and snow.
5-inch infotainment system, that has all the functions controlled through a rotary dial.
There's an optional Sports Chrono pack which offers a new rotary dial on the steering wheel to flick through driving modes just like on Porsche's 918 hyper car.
The large black bakelite phones with their rotary dial would have displayed Royal 7931 at a time when all town numbers were identified by the letters ROY (for Royal) or CEN (for Central) which you dialled, plus the number.
8in tablet-style colour display for the infotainment system, which can be controlled through a rotary dial placed between the front seats.
There are four operating modes, accessed via a rotary dial on the centre console, comprising Auto - best for everyday conditions - ZEV electric mode for zero emissions, Four-wheel drive in which both powertrains operate together for all-terrain grip, and Sport mode for quicker gear shifts and more dynamic performance.
The Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT makes it easy to prepare the best in specialty coffee beverages: simply turn the rotary dial to choose your coffee beverage, press the button and enjoy.
It has a rotary dial to select your discharge rate from 1 to12 months in 1 month steps.
Inside there is a new look to the dashboard and while the air con system controls are very user friendly most other functions are called up via a rotary dial.
Box 280, West Brookfield, have red wall telephones with rotary dial in working condition.
A rotary dial located in the central armrest allows the driver to select and control the ventilation system, the audio and entertainment system and satellite navigation.