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 Each vehicle carried equipment that would facilitate another linkup someday if an international rescue mission were needed. New York Times, "Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control," 27 Mar. 2021 But what’s a little jail time to get in the way of a linkup between two rap provocateurs? Justin Curto, Vulture, "A Little Jail Time Won’t Keep YNW Melly and Kodak Black Down on New Song," 5 Mar. 2021 The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho. The Salt Lake Tribune, "SpaceX capsule with four astronauts reaches space station," 17 Nov. 2020 The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho. NBC News, "SpaceX capsule, 4 astronauts dock at space station," 17 Nov. 2020 The only snag appeared to involve Dragon’s communication lines: The astronauts could barely understand the calls coming from Houston’s Mission Control following the linkup. Marcia Dunn,, "SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station," 31 May 2020 The linkup occurred 262 miles above the China-Mongolia border. Marcia Dunn,, "SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station," 31 May 2020 Hurley, the Dragon’s commander, prepared to take manual control for a brief test, then shift the capsule into automatic for the linkup, 19 hours after liftoff. Marcia Dunn, Houston Chronicle, "SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon approaches space station," 31 May 2020 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

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First Known Use of linkup

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Apr 2021

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“Linkup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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