Online

Adjective

  • Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.

    "The power is online."

  • Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
  • Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.

    "I prefer to read the online newspapers."

  • Available on a computer system, even if not networked.

    "The program comes with an online manual."

  • Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).

    "Is this modem online?"

  • Available on a computer system, even if not networked.

    "Press the F1 key to access the online help."

  • Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.

    "Once this factory comes online, it will double car production in our country!"

  • Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.
  • Connected to the Internet.

    "I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email."

Adverb

  • Describes actions performed over the Internet.

    "He works online."

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