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Meaning of on-line

on-line

Pronunciation: (on'līn', ôn'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. operating under the direct control of, or connected to, a main computer (opposed to off-line).
  2. (of a network) supplying affiliated stations with all or a substantial part of their programming.
  3. of or pertaining to the final editing of a videotaped program.
  4. done or accomplished while in operation or active service: on-line maintenance.
  5. located on major routes or rail lines:Cf. on-line industries.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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