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[dahy-uh l-uhp, dahyl-] /ˈdaɪ əlˌʌp, ˈdaɪl-/
adjective, Computers.
relating to or denoting a type of computer data transmission encoded in audio format and transmitted through a telephone call to an Internet service provider:
A dial-up connection to the Internet is too slow to play most online video games.
Origin of dial-up
adj. use of verb phrase dial up
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See Internet. Unabridged
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