Definition of Takeup

1. n. That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.

Definition of Takeup

1. Noun. (alternative form of take-up) ¹

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Definition of Takeup

1. the act of taking something up [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Takeup

takes on
takes one to know one
takes out
takes out the trash
takes place
takes point
takes pride
takes root
takes stock
takes the mickey
takes time
takeup (current term)
taking a hint
taking action

Literary usage of Takeup

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Motion Picture Handbook: A Guide for Managers and Operators of Motion by Frank Herbert Richardson (1916)
"In threading into the takeup it is frequently desirable, if not necessary, ... About 30 inches of film is required to thread into the takeup. ..."

2. Motion Picture Making and Exhibiting: A Comprehensive Volume Treating the by John B. Rathbun (1914)
"X and Y are the feed and takeup reels. M is the access door. where the slow speed would cause blurring. The effect of blurring in the case of the motion ..."

3. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workby Thomas Edward Finegan by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"The to.i feed sprocket ligible situation. These limitations for<-> takeup-reel. Sprocket wheels control the screen to explain nu otherwise ..."

4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookedited by Charles Morris edited by Charles Morris (1921)
"... the upper where necessary by leaders or captions, being the feed-reel and the lower the written or printed matter shown on the takeup-reel. ..."

5. Infrastructure to 2030: Telecom, Land Transport, Water And Electricity by Oecd, A01 (2006)
"Broadband takeup over first 10 years is faster than previous services across the OECD Million 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Cellular subscribers ..."

6. Winston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookby Charles Morris by Charles Morris (1918)
"... and below the projection head (which contains the machinery and lenses) are the film reels, the upper being the feed-reel and the lower the takeup-reel. ..."

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