offline

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

off-line \off-line\ adjective

1. (Computers) Not connected; -- of computers or computer peripherals normally connected or intended to be connected to other computers by a communications line; as, we can't print the document because the printer is off-line. [Narrower terms: {disconnected, not ready, off}; {unconnected ] {on-line}

Syn: offline, off line(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

2. Hence: (fig.) Outside of or after a meeting or formal discussion; as, we can discuss the details off-line; -- a term used at meetings and conferences to suggest postponing detailed discussion of a topic so as not to occupy the time of a large group most of whom may not be interested. [PJC]


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