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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As with previous D-Max models, shift-on-the-fly 4x4 is a key feature of the current range, the rotary dial allowing the driver to select fourwheel drive on the move, while there are also low range gears.
And the rotary dial was still the norm when I grew up in the 1970s.
Customers can choose between three driving modes via the rotary dial.
The rotary dial makes it easy to choose the specialty coffee desired.
The thermometer features seven preprogrammed temperatures on the rotary dial that correspond to the USDA's recommended guidelines for the proper cooking temperatures.
A quick flick of a switch near the rotary dial that you turn to engage the six speed auto gearbox allows you to switch from normal mode to Dynamic, to sharpen up the accelerator response, firm the
Picking up the phone in his office Sunday night, Elgin Baylor puts his finger in the holes of the rotary dial and gets his boss on the line.
Rotary Dial Menu: The Rotary Dial provides easy control and selection of the convenient functions, and let's the operator swiftly scroll and select anything from scene positions to thumbnails.
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.
The Firing Room Theater features the actual equipment in the Apollo firing room, accurate down to the rotary dial phones, tattered chairs and half-full ashtrays.
The AMRX-1500 incorporates Avago's patented reflective optical technology that detects the direction and speed of the rotational movement of the rotary dial.
The rotary dials controlling the air conditioning are also simplicity itself while all the other levers and switches have a quality feel about them.