dial in

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dial + in, from tuning in to a radio frequency by changing the dial.


dial in (third-person singular simple present dials in, present participle dialing in, simple past and past participle dialed in)

  1. configure, set up, particularly a complex machine with many configuration options (especally knobs and dials).
  2. join or participate in a conference call.
    Did you dial in to that earnings announcement?

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When used as a verb, unhyphenated; when used as an adjective in networking or motorsports, hyphenated (dial-in).

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