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Meaning of OFF-LINE

Pronunciation:  of lIn

 
Matching Terms:  off-line equipment, off-line operation, off-line world

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(Or "offline")

1. Not directly connected to the computer (e.g., an off-line tape drive), or with connection suspended ("take the printer off-line").

Contrast background, on-line.

2. Not now or not here. "Let's take this discussion off-line." Specifically used on usenet to suggest that a discussion be moved off a public newsgroup to e-mail.

See also off-line world.

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