Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A transmission path for the communication of signals and data from a communications satellite or other space vehicle to the earth and back.

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  • noun telecommunications The transmission of a signal from a satellite to a receiving station on earth; or the means of this transmission.
  • noun telecommunications Transmission of data from a network, usually wireless, to the user.
  • verb To transmit a signal from a satellite to a terrestrial receiving station.

Etymologies

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down- +‎ link

Examples

  • BraytonAK: Might be because Google Voice cannot get "downlink" I don't know the technical term in 907 to hook into the phone network.

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  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • (HSPA is often labled as HSDPA for the 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps raw "downlink" flavor and HSUPA for the 1.9 Mbps or 5.8 Mbps upstream flavors.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

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