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.

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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 The reasoning behind the move has to do with the linkup between Gran Turismo and the FIA, the international organization that runs world motorsport. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode," 17 Oct. 2017 In stoppage time, Dybala dinked the ball over Sirigu after good linkup play between Pjanic and substitute Gonzalo Higuain. USA TODAY, "Dybala scores again as Juventus wins 4-0, Napoli perfect too," 23 Sep. 2017 Ooma adds more security features through wireless linkups with Nest devices. Jonathan Takiff,, "Tech for less: It's a trend," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of linkup

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of linkup was in 1945

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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