Definition of uptake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    uptake

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈʌpteɪk//
     
    [uncountable, singular]
     
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  1. 1 uptake (of something) (technology) the process by which something is taken into a body or system; the rate at which this happens the uptake of oxygen by muscles
  2. 2 uptake (of something) the use that is made of something that has become available a recent uptake in music downloads
  3. Idioms
    be quick/slow on the uptake(informal)
     
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    to be quick/slow to understand something Is he always this slow on the uptake?
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