dial-in

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: dial in

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb phrase dial in.

Adjective[edit]

dial-in (not comparable)

  1. Of a system or service, accepting incoming connections over a telephone line.
    You can access your messages via Option 3 of our dial-in service menu.
  2. (networking) Of a computer, set up to accept incoming modem calls.
  3. (networking, proscribed) Dial-up.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used as an adjective, hyphenated; when used as a verb, unhyphenated (dial in).
  • 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).

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]