Definition of joined-up in English:

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chiefly British
1(Of handwriting) written with the characters joined; cursive.
Example sentences
  • ‘I can't do joined-up writing anymore so every word of this book was written in capitals,’ he explains.
  • ‘Headman Mostephus taught me to read joined-up letters while we were here,’ Alima cajoled.
  • People will use joined-up writing - even when they're told not to.
1.1(Especially of a policy) characterized by coordination and coherence of thought; integrated: a joined-up approach to rural poverty, public services, and employment
More example sentences
  • It is disappointing there has been no joined-up thinking.
  • Arguably, Limerick has the most expansive joined-up area of disadvantage that exists in the country.
  • ‘We need joined-up thinking [to solve the skills shortage] and a joined up response,’ she said.

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Syllabification: joined-up

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