dial-up

[ dahy-uh l-uhp, dahyl- ]
/ ˈdaɪ əlˌʌp, ˈdaɪl- /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. dial,
  2. dial down,
  3. dial gauge,
  4. dial tone,
  5. dial train,
  6. dial.,
  7. dialect,
  8. dialect atlas,
  9. dialect geography,
  10. dialectal

Origin of dial-up

adj. use of verb phrase dial up

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