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See also: dialup and dial up


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dial-up (not comparable)

  1. (computing, of a connection to a network) Requiring a telephone number to be dialed.
    dial-up networking
    • 2004, Naba Barkakati, “Setting Up Dial-Up Networking”, in Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 285:
      In dial-up networking, both your PC and the remote system run network-protocol (called TCP/IP) software. When your PC dials up and sets up a communication path, the network protocols exchange data packets over that dial-up connection.


dial-up (plural dial-ups)

  1. (computing) A network connection that requires a telephone number to be dialed.

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