off-line

adjective \ ˈȯf-ˈlīn \

Definition of off-line

: not connected to or served by a system and especially a computer or telecommunications system; also : done independently of such a system
  • off-line activities

off-line

adverb

First Known Use of off-line

1919

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OFF-LINE Defined for English Language Learners

off-line

Definition of off-line for English Language Learners

  • : not connected to a computer, a computer network, or the Internet

  • : not done on a computer network or the Internet


OFF-LINE Defined for Kids

off-line

adjective or adverb \ ˈȯf-ˌlīn \

Definition of off-line for Students

: not connected to or directly controlled by a computer system
  • off-line data storage
  • I went off-line after sending the e-mail.

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