or off-line, off line
[ awf-lahyn, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈlaɪn, ˈɒf- /
Computers. operating independently of, or disconnected from, an associated computer.
Radio. (of a network) not supplying affiliated stations with programming but allowing each station to program its own shows, usually within a specific format.
Television. of or relating to the preliminary planning and editing of a videotaped program.
located in or serving a place not on a regular route of a railroad, bus, or air carrier: an offline ticket office.
in or to a more private place: We should take this discussion offline.
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Origin of offline
First recorded in 1925–30
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Example sentences from the Web for offline
He also transports magnetic tapes to the computing center for off-line data processing and performs smaller tasks.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969|H. W. Fulbright et al.
British Dictionary definitions for offline
/ (ˈɒfˌlaɪn) /
of, relating to, or concerned with a part of a computer system not connected to the central processing unit but controlled by a computer storage deviceSee online
disconnected from a computer; switched off
extra to or not involving a continuous sequence of operations, such as a production line
radio television (of processes, such as editing) not carried out on the actual transmission medium
while not connected to a computer or the internet
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