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 — /ɑn lain/, it. /ɔn lain/ locuz. avv., ingl. (propr. in linea ), usata in ital. come agg. 1. (inform.) a. [di periferica, che si trova sotto il diretto controllo del calcolatore cui è congiunta: la stampante è o. ] ▶◀ collegato, connesso.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • on-line — → línea, 1 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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  • On Line — Infobox Film name = ON LINE caption = Promotional poster for the film. writer = Andrew Osborne Jed Weintrob starring = Josh Hamilton Harold Perrineau Vanessa Ferlito Eric Millegan director = Jed Weintrob distributor = Indican Pictures MGM… …   Wikipedia

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