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adjective on·line \ˈȯn-ˈlīn, ˈän-ˈlīn\

Definition of online

  1. :  connected to, served by, or available through a system and especially a computer or telecommunications system (as the Internet ) an online database; also :  done while connected to such a system online shopping online games online searching

online

adverb

Examples of online in a sentence

  1. The city libraries are all online.

  2. He likes to engage in online chats.

1950

First Known Use of online

1950

Other Computer-Related Terms


ONLINE Defined for English Language Learners

online

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adjective on·line \ˈȯn-ˈlīn, ˈän-ˈlīn\

Definition of online for English Language Learners

  • : connected to a computer, a computer network, or the Internet

  • : done over the Internet


ONLINE Defined for Kids

online

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adjective or adverb on·line \ˈȯn-ˌlīn, ˈän-\

Definition of online for Students

  1. :  connected to, directly controlled by, or available through a computer system an online database working online



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