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[dahy-uh l-uhp, dahyl-] /ˈdaɪ əlˌʌp, ˈdaɪl-/
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.
Origin of dial-up
adj. use of verb phrase dial up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dialup in Technology

A temporary, as opposed to dedicated, connection between machines established over a telephone line using modems.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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