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"online" in British English

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onlineadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈɒn.laɪn/ us   /ˈɑːn.laɪn/

onlineadverb

uk   /ˌɒnˈlaɪn/ us   /ˌɑːnˈlaɪn/
  • online adverb (INTERNET)

A2 bought, used, etc. using the internet: Do you like to shop online? This dictionary went online in 1999.
be online
to be able to use email or the internet: I'll send you my email address once I'm online.

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(Definition of online from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"online" in American English

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onlineadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈɔnˈlɑɪn, ˈɑn-/ also on-line
using a computer to communicate with other computers, or of or about a computer that is connected to another computer: I went online to see if I got any e-mail. The computer isn’t on-line now, so the phone line is available.
(Definition of online from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"online" in Business English

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onlineadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌɒnˈlaɪn/ us   INTERNET, IT
available or done on the internet: an online account/database/magazine Opening an online bank account couldn't be easier.online trading/advertising/shopping There has been a increase in online trading by individuals. The company built an online presence with its Web site. online retailers/investors
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onlineadverb

uk   /ˌɒnˈlaɪn/ us  
INTERNET, IT bought, done, or used on the internet: All our products are readily available online.do/trade/work online The chain of 315 stores also trades online.buy sth/order sth/shop online Shoppers are getting used to buying online.apply/book online Compare more than 400 credit cards and apply online.
be/go online
INTERNET, IT to be or become connected to the internet so that you can use its services: I went online to look for a cheap flight.
come online
to be connected to a system and start production of goods, energy, services, etc.: A gas field producing an estimated 20 million cubic meters a day is scheduled to come online by the end of next year.
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(Definition of online from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“online” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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