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.
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How to use dial-up in a sentence
Those people will dial up their old chum at the Senator's office and demand to know why the Medicare actuaries want them to die.Why Not Make Social Security Benefits Even More Generous | Megan McArdle | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“When I get calls from the White House, they say, ‘Dial up the pain,’” Munter tells me.
Some people are using landline connections and dial-up modems to call ISPs in other countries and get onto the Internet.
Our careers need to be waves where we can dial up and down, according to the changing demands of our lives.
Through a dim red haze, Thane saw Candar shove the dial up still another notch.Evil Out of Onzar | Mark Ganes
This would obviate the necessity of setting the zero of the dial up to the pointer at the initial imprint.The Art of Inventing | Edwin J. Prindle
Then run it dial up for twenty-four hours and make a notation as to the number of seconds either fast or slow.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches | Walter J. Kleinlein
The testing should preferably be done in the dial up position to eliminate poise errors as much as possible.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches | Walter J. Kleinlein
She draws the watch from her waistbelt, and holds the dial up.The Death Shot | Mayne Reid