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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
onlineon‧line /ˈɒnlaɪn $ ˈɑːn-, ˈɒːn-/ ●●● S2 W2 adjective  1 connected to other computers through the Internet, or available through the Internet opp offline All the city’s schools will be online by the end of the year.2 TDdirectly connected to or controlled by a computer opp offline an online printeronline adverb The reports are not available online yet.
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onlineI'll just go online and look up her address.online bankingPerhaps you already are an online devotee, a chatroom habitue.There are two possible explanations: the online environment either created a new demand or stimulated an existing inherent need.Kick Media's network will include major branded magazine, movie, retail, online games, clothing and speciality shop sites.The online journal of current clinical trials, a scientific electronic journal, is to be launched this month.Some of this material can be found elsewhere in a growing number of online resources related to trade.Before downloading any beta software, check the appropriate Usenet news group or online service forum for possible complaints about the software.This is just another unfortunate blip in the evolution of online services.These features which have been originally built into online systems to improve system performance are of considerable instructional value to searchers.
From Longman Business Dictionaryonlineon‧line /ˈɒnlaɪnˈɑːn-, ˈɒːn-/ (also on-line) adjective COMPUTING directly connected to a computer network or the Internet, or available on the Internetonline gamblingonline shoppingan online bankEach terminal has on-line access to the database. compare off-lineon-line adverbThese tasks can be carried out on-line.
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