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off-grid

or off grid

[ awf-grid, of‐ ]
/ ˈɔfˌgrɪd, ˈɒf‐ /
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adjective, adverb
not connected to or using one or more public utilities, as for electricity or water: Well over a billion people live in off-grid areas.Our farm is off grid and works on solar panels.
not connected to or using one or more public communications networks, as for cellular service:They live off grid with no internet access.
not having communication with the outside world; not participating in society:I sometimes fantasize about a solitary, off-grid life, far away from humanity.
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Also off-the-grid, off the grid [awf-thuh-grid, of‐] /ˈɔf ðəˌgrɪd, ˈɒf‐/ .

Origin of off-grid

First recorded in 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for off-grid

off-grid

adjective
not involving or requiring the use of mainstream sources of energy
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