Definition of offline in English:


Syllabification: off·line
Pronunciation: /ˈôfˈlīn, ˈäf-


  • Not controlled by or directly connected to a computer or external network.
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    • Some initiatives work within the Internet, whereas others use the Internet more directly to facilitate offline activities.
    • A final feature worth mentioning is the all-new inclusion of split-screen multiplayer for offline use.
    • Although this was the first ever online virus description database, offline versions had existed long before.


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  • 1While not directly controlled by or connected to a computer or external network.
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    • Two more famous web sites were taken offline by their Internet service providers under orders from government authorities.
    • Once in a while while surfing, the browser will do the same thing - the dialog box will ask if I should connect or stay offline.
    • E-mails went unsent and unanswered while the Internet was kept offline to protect the beleaguered system.
  • 1.1With a delay between the production of data and its processing.
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    • The data files are then offline processed through the software to estimate the attitude parameters.
    • The process is conducted offline - taking down the production system until the batch update is completed - because it takes so long.
    • The sheer volume processing offline was just not practical.

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