dial-up

[dahy-uh l-uhp, dahyl-]
adjective Computers.
  1. 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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