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Meaning of ON-LINE

Pronunciation:  'ân`lIn

 
Matching Terms:  on-line analytical processing, on-line computer system, on-line database, on-line process synthesizer, on-line transaction processing, on-line(a)

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 Definition: 

1. Ready for use. E.g. "The graph plotter's fixed and on-line again".

2. interactive as opposed to batch. Accessible via a computer (or terminal), rather than on paper or other medium.

3. Of a user, actively using a computer system, especially the internet. E.g "I haven't been on-line for three days."

"On-line" should be hyphenated because it is compounded from two words but the hyphen is often omitted in names of organisations or services.

 

 

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