uplink

[ uhp-lingk ]
/ ˈʌpˌlɪŋk /
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noun

a transmission path for transmitting data or other signals from an earth station to a communications satellite or an airborne platform.

adjective

of or relating to such transmission.

Nearby words

  1. uplifted,
  2. uplifter,
  3. uplifting,
  4. uplight,
  5. uplighter,
  6. upload,
  7. upmanship,
  8. upmarket,
  9. upmost,
  10. upolu

Compare downlink.

Origin of uplink

First recorded in 1965–70; up- + link1

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British Dictionary definitions for uplink

uplink

/ (ˈʌpˌlɪŋk) /

noun

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