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[dahy-uh l-uhp, dahyl-] /ˈdaɪ əlˌʌp, ˈdaɪl-/
adjective, Computers.
of or relating to a terminal that links to a computer by dialing a telephone number.
Origin of dial-up
adj. use of verb phrase dial up Unabridged
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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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