|adj.||1.||(Computers) Not connected; - of computers or computer peripherals normally connected or intended to be connected to other computers by a communications line; |
|2.||Outside of or after a meeting or formal discussion; |
|Adj.||1.||off-line - not on a regular route of a transportation system; "an off-line ticket office"|
on-line - on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system; "on-line industries"
|2.||off-line - not connected to a computer network; "off-line resources"|
on-line - connected to a computer network or accessible by computer; "an on-line database"
|(jargon)||off-line - (Or "offline")|
1. Not directly connected to the computer (e.g., an off-line tape drive), or with connection suspended ("take the printer off-line").
Contrast background, on-line.
2. Not now or not here. "Let's take this discussion off-line." Specifically used on Usenet to suggest that a discussion be moved off a public newsgroup to e-mail.
See also off-line world.