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 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 Another planned north-south linkup would involve Eldamain Road, the border between Yorkville and Plano. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "End of the road for Prairie Parkway in Fox Valley," 26 Mar. 2018 His linkup with former Borussia Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also already proving fruitful., "Arsenal vs Stoke City Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 31 Mar. 2018 Their dynamic and telepathic linkup play has proved to be too much to handle at times – most recently impressing in the 5-0 mauling of Watford last week., "Journalist Feels Liverpool Should Be Worried By Bayern's Potential Sale of Robert Lewandowski," 23 Mar. 2018 The astronauts announced their plans during a TV linkup with students at McAullife’s alma mater, Framingham State University, Dunn writes. Mika Mckinnon, Smithsonian, "In Stellar Tribute, Astronauts Teach “Lost Lessons” From Educator Who Died on Challenger," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of linkup

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Nov 2019

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“Linkup.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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