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  • joined-up — adj [only before noun] BrE 1.) joined up writing has all the letters in each word connected to each other 2.) BrE joined up systems, institutions etc combine different groups, ideas, or parts in a way that works well ▪ joined up government ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • joined-up — [ ,dʒɔınd ʌp ] adjective INFORMAL joined up writing is writing in which the letters are joined to each other. This word is used especially by children. joined up thinking/government/policy etc. MAINLY JOURNALISM a way of doing something in which… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • joined-up — UK US /ˌdʒɔɪnˈdʌp/ adjective ► if ideas or parts of a system are joined up, they work together in a useful and effective way: »The weekly meeting of senior managers is to encourage joined up thinking between departments …   Financial and business terms

  • joined-up — The original meaning referring to handwriting with linked characters has become applied figuratively in BrE since the 1980s to suggest coherence and consistency of thought and action. The most common domains of usage are administration and… …   Modern English usage

  • joined-up — joinedˈ up adjective 1. (of handwriting) having the letters linked in cursive style 2. (of a person) mature or sophisticated (informal) 3. Coherent and co ordinated, as in joined up thinking, joined up government • • • Main Entry: ↑join …   Useful english dictionary

  • joined — adj. 1. married. {unmarried} Syn: united. [WordNet 1.5] 2. connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks. Syn: coupled, linked. [WordNet 1.5] 3. connected by or sharing a wall with another building. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joined — joined; un·joined; …   English syllables

  • Joined — Join Join (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joined-up — 1) ADJ: ADJ n In joined up writing, you join all the letters in each word together, without taking your pen off the paper. This sort of writing is used by older children and adults. 2) ADJ: ADJ n (approval) Journalists sometimes use joined up to… …   English dictionary

  • joined-up — UK [ˌdʒɔɪnd ˈʌp] / US adjective 1) informal joined up writing is writing in which the letters are joined to each other. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children. 2) mainly journalism joined up thinking or government… …   English dictionary

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