dial-in

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dial + in

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dial-in (not comparable)

  1. (networking) Of a computer set up to accept incoming modem calls.
  2. (networking, proscribed) dial-up

Usage notes[edit]

When used as an adjective, hyphenated; when used as a verb, unhyphenated (dial up). Use as a synonym for dial-up is proscribed, as dial-up consists of outgoing calls (a network client), not incoming calls (a network server).

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