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adjective, 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.
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