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Digital vs. Online

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Digitaladjective

Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.

Onlineadjective

Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.

Digitaladjective

Property of representing values as discrete, usually binary, numbers rather than a continuous spectrum.

‘digital computer;’; ‘digital clock’;

Onlineadjective

Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.

Digitaladjective

Of or relating to computers or the Information Age.

‘Digital payment systems are replacing cash transactions.’;

Onlineadjective

Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).

‘Is this modem online?’;

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Digitalnoun

(finance) A digital option.

Onlineadjective

Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.

‘I prefer to read online newspapers.’;

Digitalnoun

(uncountable) Digital equipment or technology.

‘He moved to digital for the first time, using a Sony camera.’;

Onlineadjective

Connected to the Internet.

‘I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email.’;

Digitalnoun

(music) Any of the keys of a piano or similar instrument.

Onlineadjective

Available on a computer system, even if not networked.

‘Press the F1 key to access the online help.’; ‘The program comes with an online manual.’;

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Digitalnoun

A finger.

Onlineadjective

Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.

‘The power is online.’; ‘Once this factory comes online, it will double car production in our country!’;

Digitaladjective

Of or pertaining to the fingers; done with the fingers; as, digital compression; digital examination.

Onlineadverb

Describes actions performed over the Internet.

‘He works online.’;

Digitaladjective

of or pertaining to digits{3}; expressed in digits{3}, or using digits{3}; as, a digital display; a digital clock.

Online

connected by a communications line to a computer. Opposite of off-line.

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Digitaladjective

performing internal logical and arithmetic operations by means of digits, usually represented as binary numbers. Contrasted to analog, wherein variables are represented as coninuous physical quantities such as voltages or the position of a pointer on a continuous scale; as, a digital computer.

Online

being in progress now; ongoing; as, on-line editorial projects.

Digitaladjective

of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits;

‘digital computer’;

Digitaladjective

displaying numbers rather than scale positions;

‘digital clock’; ‘digital readout’;

Digitaladjective

relating to or performed with the fingers;

‘digital examination’;

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