• Dial Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To survey with a dial.
  2. (n.) The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
  3. (n.) A miners compass.
  4. (n.) An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earths axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
  5. (v. t.) To measure with a dial.

• Dialectology Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects.

• Dialogical Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Relating to a dialogue; dialogistical.