online

Definitions

General Science

Banking

  • adjective linked via a computer directly to another computer, a computer network or, especially, the Internet; on the Internet

Computing

Electronics

  • connected to a computer. Said, for instance of a peripheral, or of data stored in a removable medium which is inserted at the moment.
  • Installed in a computer, said for example, of hardware or software.
  • connected to a computer or communications network. Said, for instance, of a user, or of a computer system.
  • connected to the Internet. Said, for instance, of a user, or of a computer system.
  • Under the control of a computer. Said, for example, of a manufacturing process.
  • Connected to, or controlled by, a computer, and in an operational state. Said, for instance, of a printer which is connected, and ready to receive data.
  • In an operational mode or state. Said, for example, of a piece of equipment that is active.
  • Immediately available or accessible.

Information & Library Science

  • adjective relating to data or information that is available when a terminal is connected to a central computer via a modem
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