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Inline vs. Online

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Inlineverb

To optimize using in-line expansion.

Onlineadjective

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

Inlinenoun

An element that occurs within the flow of the text.

‘Inline elements are things like an italic tag, or a bold tag.’;

Onlineadjective

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

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?’;

Onlineadjective

Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.

‘I prefer to read online newspapers.’;

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Onlineadjective

Connected to the Internet.

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

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.’;

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!’;

Onlineadverb

Describes actions performed over the Internet.

‘He works online.’;

Online

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

Online

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

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