offline

or off-line, off line

[ awf-lahyn, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈlaɪn, ˈɒf- /
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adjective

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.

adverb

in or to a more private place: We should take this discussion offline.

Nearby words

  1. officiously,
  2. offing,
  3. offish,
  4. offishly,
  5. offlap,
  6. offload,
  7. offprint,
  8. offscouring,
  9. offscourings,
  10. offscreen

Compare online.

Origin of offline

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for offline

offline

off-line

/ (ˈɒfˌlaɪn) /

adjective

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

adverb

while not connected to a computer or the internet
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