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off-line

[awf-lahyn, of-]
adjective
1.
Computers. operating independently of, or disconnected from, an associated computer.
2.
Radio. (of a network) not supplying affiliated stations with programming but allowing each station to program its own shows, usually within a specific format.
3.
Television. of or pertaining to the preliminary planning and editing of a videotaped program.
4.
located in or serving a place not on a regular route of a railroad, bus, or air carrier: an off-line ticket office.
adverb
5.
in or to a more private place: We should take this discussion off-line.
Also, offline, off line.
Compare on-line.


Origin:
1925–30

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off-line
1926, of railroads; 1950, of computers.
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