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Meaning of ON-LINE

Pronunciation:  'ân`lIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (computer sci) connected to a computer network or accessible by computer; "an on-line database"
  2. [adj]  (transportation) on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system; "on-line industries"

ON-LINE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: connected, machine-accessible
 Antonyms: off-line



Computing Dictionary

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.