log on

variants: or less commonly log in
logged on also logged in; logging on also ; logging in; logs on also logs in

Definition of log on

intransitive verb

: to establish communication and initiate interaction with a computer or system When you log on, you are taken to your "slimming apartment"; it's a virtual world, kind of like the Sims game …— Gill Sutherland … that voters from Iowa, New Hampshire, and Ohio will see different pages when they log in.— Dana Milbank often used with to log in to the mainframeAfter a hellish day at work or spat with your guy, you log on to Facebook …— Jessica Knoll often written as log onto and log into … a so-called portal, the site that greets users when they first log onto the Internet.— Katie Hafner… almost seven million paying subscribers, who can log into the game and interact with other players.— Seth Schiesel

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Other Words from log on

log-on \ ˈlȯg-​ˌȯn How to pronounce log-on (audio) , ˈläg-​ˌän \ or less commonly log-in \ ˈlȯg-​ˌin How to pronounce log-in (audio) , ˈläg-​ \ noun

Examples of log on in a Sentence

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Two-factor authentication is the most popular tool, used by 58% of the businesses surveyed, and require both official credentials in addition to confirmation of identity — such as a texted code — before logging on to the company’s site. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "These three things make your business an easy target for a cyber attack," 9 July 2019 Commercial netters were frustrated by sturgeon damaging their nets, and soon sturgeon were netted and piled like logs on the shoreline and burned, or shipped inland to become fertilizer for farmers. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Mighty sturgeon spawning in cleaner Cuyahoga River? Sewer district studies the possibility," 8 July 2019 When their employees log on to the ServiceNow platform, Coca-Cola wants the employees to see the company’s bold red and white branding and their logo. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How $52B software giant ServiceNow is seeding San Diego’s startup scene," 3 July 2019 Instead of canceling a day of school and making it up later in the school year, the students will work on assignments at home and teachers will verify that all students have logged on to the Chromebooks. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Sprint to fund internet access for Hinsdale District 86 students in need," 4 June 2019 Tickets for the Heat's three preseason games at AmericanAirlines Arena will go on sale at noon Tuesday, when they can be purchased by logging on to Heat.com or Ticketmaster.com, as well as at the arena box office. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Heat preseason to open with three on road, close with three at home," 25 June 2018 Tickets for the three preseason games at AmericanAirlines Arena go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to Heat.com or Ticketmaster.com and also at the ticket center at AmericanAirlines Arena. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Heat reduce preseason to five exhibitions, including three at AmericanAirlines Arena," 25 June 2019 Information that was logged on or in the tape boxes is gone. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019 Even though smartphone penetration and internet access has picked up, much of India is still logging on from feature phones with limited usage. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "These three segments have set online entertainment on fire in India," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of log on

1962, in the meaning defined above

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