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.
- Compare online.
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How to use offline in a sentence
Notion, the online workspace startup that was last year valued at over $2 billion, was knocked offline after a DNS outage.Online workspace startup Notion hit by outage, citing DNS issues | Zack Whittaker | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Like Zocdoc, it’s about centralizing information and sharing it across organizations—except it happens mostly offline.Chicago thinks Zocdoc can help solve its vaccine chaos | Lindsay Muscato | February 12, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Soon, Williams used his power as the Web address owner to knock TheDonald offline.TheDonald’s owner speaks out on why he finally pulled plug on hate-filled site | Craig Timberg, Drew Harwell | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Consumers leverage online research to inform their offline activities, as we well know.The business value of SEO in 2021: From revenue generation to reputation and retention | Jim Yu | January 25, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
Since it can be easily removed from your computer and kept offline, an external hard drive allows you to safely and securely store files without any risk of remote intrusion.The best external hard drives: Expand your file storage | Eric Alt | January 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
On and offline, offenses ranged from awful Tinder messages to violent threats on Twitter to street stalking.10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014 | The Daily Beast | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They maintain that the initial radicalization tends to occur offline before it is then reinforced online.
She found that, for the most part, they were mainstream leaders offline, too.
Adobe claims that their cloud apps will work offline as well.Adobe’s ‘Creative Cloud’ Goes Offline—and Takes a Million Designers With It | Kyle Chayka | May 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With several of his key advisers offline, Snowden crafted his question for Putin.
My character was a swabbie on the pirate ship Zombie Charger, and he'd wound down while I'd been offline.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Your friend here tells me your systems have been offline for more than a month.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
Lil was upset—even through my bemused, offline haze, I could tell that.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for offline
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 device: See 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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