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pop-up

noun \ ˈpäp-ˌəp \

Definition of pop-up

1 : pop fly
2 : a component or device that pops up
3 : a pop-up book
4 : a pop-up window on a computer screen

First Known Use of pop-up

1880

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pop-up

adjective

Definition of pop-up

1 : of, relating to, or having a component or device that pops up
  • a pop-up book
2 : appearing suddenly on a computer screen
  • a pop-up window
3 of a business : set up quickly for short-term operation in a temporary location
  • pop-up stores/shops
  • pop-up retail
  • The front lawn of nearly every home becomes either a parking lot or a pop-up market, perfect for hungry, thirsty fans held captive by the conga lines of traffic.
  • —Juliet Macur

First Known Use of pop-up

1926

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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POP-UP Defined for English Language Learners

pop-up

Definition of pop-up for English Language Learners

  • computers : a window that appears on the screen over other windows or documents and that often advertises something


pop-up

Definition of pop-up for English Language Learners

  • : having a picture that stands up when a page is opened

  • computers : appearing on the screen over another window or document


POP-UP Defined for Kids

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pop-up

noun \ ˈpäp-ˌəp \

Definition of pop-up for Students

: a window that appears suddenly on a computer screen often for advertising

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pop-up

adjective

Definition of pop-up for Students

1 : relating to or having a part or device that pops up
  • a pop-up book
2 : appearing suddenly on a computer screen
  • pop-up ads


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