O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awf, of lahyn]
    • /ɔf, ɒf laɪn/
    • /ɒf laɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awf, of lahyn]
    • /ɔf, ɒf laɪn/

Definitions of off-line word

  • adjective off-line Computers. operating independently of, or disconnected from, an associated computer. 1
  • adjective off-line Radio. (of a network) not supplying affiliated stations with programming but allowing each station to program its own shows, usually within a specific format. 1
  • adjective off-line Television. of or relating to the preliminary planning and editing of a videotaped program. 1
  • adjective off-line located in or serving a place not on a regular route of a railroad, bus, or air carrier: an offline ticket office. 1
  • adverb off-line in or to a more private place: We should take this discussion offline. 1
  • noun off-line a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page. 1

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Origin of off-line

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Off-line


off-line popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Antonyms for off-line

adjective off-line

  • online — located on major routes or rail lines: online industries.

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