dial-up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dial-up” in the English Dictionary

"dial-up" in British English

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dial-upadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.əl.ʌp/
Dial-up ​computersystems, ​devices, and internet ​services use a ​phoneline to ​connect them: a dial-up ​connection dial-up ​access/​networking a dial-up ​account/​modem
(Definition of dial-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dial up" in Business English

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dial up

phrasal verb with dial uk   us   /daɪəl/ verb [I or T] (UK -ll-, US -l-)
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to ​call a ​telephonenumber: I ​dialled up the answering ​service and ​found two ​messages. Someone had ​found his ​officenumber on an ​internetphonedirectory and ​dialed him up.
[I or T] INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS to ​connect to a ​network or to the ​internet using a dial-upmodem: The ​broadbandconnection is always on, so there's no need to ​dial up any more.


uk   us   /ˈdaɪəlʌp/ ( also dial-in)
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET using a ​phoneline rather than a cable or wirelessconnection: dial-up ​modem/​connection dial-up ​networking You will need a ​computer with ​internetaccess, either dial-up or ​broadband.
(Definition of dial up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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