Definitions for offline

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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. offline(adjective)əˈfɪʃ əl

    not connected to a computer, or not connected to the Internet

    an offline version of the program; You can choose to work offline.


  1. offline(Adverb)

    While offline; with an offline system.

  2. offline(Adverb)

    Outside the current meeting, in a more private setting.

  3. offline(Adjective)

    Of a system, currently not connected (generally electrically) to a larger network. For example, a power plant which is not connected to the grid, or a computer which is not connected to the Internet or to any other communications service.

    I printed the web pages so I could read them later when I was offline.

  4. offline(Adjective)

    Happening in the physical world (the real world) as opposed to on the internet.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. offline

    Not now or not here. “Let's take this discussion offline.” Specifically used on Usenet to suggest that a discussion be moved off a public newsgroup to email.


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