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

  • noun A transmission path by which radio or other signals are sent to an aircraft, spacecraft, or a communications satellite.
  • noun A communication channel through which a user transmits data to the Internet.
  • transitive verb To transmit (data) by uplink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The portion of a communications link used for the transmission of signals from an Earth terminal to a satellite or to an airborne platform. An uplink is the converse of a downlink. An uplink or downlink is distinguished from reverse link or forward link.
  • noun By analogy and less formally, the communication path from a mobile device to a base station, a consumer to the network backbone, a client device to a server etc.
  • noun data transmission from a data station to the headend.
  • noun GSM and cellular networks, uplink is the transmission path from a mobile station to the base station (cell site).
  • verb To transmit a signal by means of an uplink.

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  • noun a transmission from Earth to a spacecraft or the path of such a transmission


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