on-line
online on"line`, on-line on"-line`adj. 1. 1 (Computers) connected by a communications line to a computer. Opposite of {off-line}.

Syn: online, on line(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

2. [prenominal] being in progress now; ongoing; as, on-line editorial projects. [Colloq.]

Syn: in progress(predicate), ongoing, on line(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • on line — phrasal in or into operation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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