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Off-line   Listen
adjective
off-line  adj.  
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). Antonym: on-line.
Synonyms: offline, off line(predicate).
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.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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