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off·lineor off-line (ôf′līn′, ŏf′-)
a. Not connected to a central computer or computer network: offline computer terminals.
b. Not accessible via a computer or computer network: offline medical records.
2. Not in operation or production, especially as part of a supply chain: refineries that went offline during the hurricane.
3. Conducted in private or without the knowledge of others: an offline conversation.
1. operating independently of, or disconnected from, an associated computer. Compare online.adv.
2. in or to a more private place: We should take this discussion off-line.
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|Adj.||1.||off-line - not on a regular route of a transportation system; "an off-line ticket office"|
|2.||off-line - not connected to a computer network; "off-line resources"|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures