link·​up | \ ˈliŋ-ˌkəp How to pronounce linkup (audio) \

Definition of linkup

1 : establishment of contact : meeting the linkup of two spacecraft
2a : something that serves as a linking device or factor
b : a functional whole resulting from the linking up of separate elements an instructional TV linkup

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Examples of linkup in a Sentence

The interview will be broadcast nationally through a satellite linkup. A direct telephone linkup has been established.
Recent Examples on the Web Its linkup with the Jio phone company is also a way to listen to people and small businesses in India and influence the future of WhatsApp there and beyond. Shira Ovide, New York Times, "Our Ingenuity Shapes Facebook," 24 Apr. 2020 If the warring parties do decide to engage in talks, which would be conducted via phone and computer linkups, the United Nations has laid the diplomatic groundwork through months of discussions with both sides. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "Yemen Cease-Fire Is, at Best, First Step on Long Road to Peace," 4 Apr. 2020 The linkup allows Techshot to remotely command BFF functions like pump pressure, internal temperature, lighting, and print speed. Molly Glick, Popular Science, "Space might be the perfect place to grow human organs," 30 Jan. 2020 Private and professional lives have been formed and played out through this linkup, and careers will continue to be built around it in a post-Brexit world. New York Times, "For the Eurostar Tribe, Brexit Could Make Brussels Feel Even Farther Away," 18 Nov. 2019 David Stilwell, assistant secretary of State and an East Asia expert, said in a live video linkup. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, "Leading Chinese American scholars decry racial profiling from Trump’s hard-line policies against China," 29 Sep. 2019 Depending on the route, the linkup entails 36 to 44 miles and 19,000 to 21,000 vertical feet. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Summit snacks and dreams of lawn chairs lead to a women’s speed record in the Chugach front range," 19 July 2019 The linkup is more important than ever as the companies face industrywide challenges. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Nissan Will Cut 12,500 Jobs, and Its Chief Hints at Leaving," 25 July 2019 Most are smaller social media deals, for unpublicized amounts, but such linkups could pave the way for bigger, long-term partnerships. Kate Bowers, Fortune, "Women's World Cup: Who's Up for a Big Payday?," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of linkup

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2020

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“Linkup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of linkup

: the act of joining or connecting two things
: a connection that allows two or more people or things to communicate with each other

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