[dahy-uh l-uhp, dahyl-]
- 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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Examples from the Web for dial-up
Some people are using landline connections and dial-up modems to call ISPs in other countries and get onto the Internet.Hackers' Egypt Rescue: Get Protesters Back Online
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