Definition of joined-up adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɔɪnd ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɔɪnd ʌp//
    [usually before noun] (British English)
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  1. 1joined-up writing is writing in which the letters in a word are joined to each other compare printing
  2. 2intelligent and involving good communication between different parts so that they can work together effectively We need more joined-up thinking in our approach to the environment. There is a feeling within industry that there is a lack of joined-up government.