See also: on line
- Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
- Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.
- 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?
- 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.
- Connected to the Internet.
- I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email.
- 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.
- 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!
connected to a network
available over the Internet
connected to the Internet
of a system that is active
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- Describes actions performed over the Internet.
- He works online.
performed over Internet
online (not comparable)