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[awf-lahyn, of-] /ˈɔfˈlaɪn, ˈɒf-/
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 offline ticket office.
adverb
5.
in or to a more private place:
We should take this discussion offline.
Also, off-line, off line.
Compare online.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for offline

offline

/ˈɒfˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or concerned with a part of a computer system not connected to the central processing unit but controlled by a computer storage device See online
2.
disconnected from a computer; switched off
3.
extra to or not involving a continuous sequence of operations, such as a production line
4.
(radio, television) (of processes, such as editing) not carried out on the actual transmission medium
adverb
5.
while not connected to a computer or the internet
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