hotline

Definitions

General English

  • noun a phone line for giving urgent messages or for placing urgent orders

Commerce

  • noun a special telephone ordering service set up for a special period

Electronics

  • A point-to-point communications link which is immediately established when an end device, such as a telephone, goes off-hook. This connection is automatic, thus not requiring additional user actions such as dialing. Also spelled hot line.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a direct telephone line giving direct access, used e.g. for quick ordering, for complaints or between heads of governments
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