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  1. a transmission path for transmitting data or other signals from an earth station to a communications satellite or an airborne platform.
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  1. of or relating to such transmission.
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Origin of uplink

First recorded in 1965–70; up- + link1
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Examples from the Web for uplink

Historical Examples

  • I waved good-bye at her back and walked away, to an uplink terminal.

    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for uplink


  1. the transmitter on the ground that sends signals up to a communications satellite
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