online

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

on +‎ line

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Adjective[edit]

online (comparative more online, superlative most online)

  1. Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
    1. Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.
    2. Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).
      Is this modem online?
  2. Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74: 
      In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
    I prefer to read the online newspapers.
  3. Connected to the Internet.
    I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email.
  4. Available on a computer system, even if not networked.
    Press the F1 key to access the online help.
    The program comes with an online manual.
  5. Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.
    The power is online.
    Once this factory comes online, it will double car production in our country!

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  • (connected to larger network): offline
  • (available on a computer system): hardcopy

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Adverb[edit]

online (comparative more online, superlative most online)

  1. Describes actions performed over the Internet.
    He works online.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English online.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈonlaːjn/
  • Hyphenation: on‧line

Adjective[edit]

online (not comparable)

  1. online

Italian[edit]

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English

Adjective[edit]

online (invariable) (Also: on line, on-line)

  1. online

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