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on·line / ˈänlīn; ˈôn-/ (also on-line) Comput. • adj. controlled by or connected to another computer or to a network. ∎  connected to the Internet or World Wide Web: the ease and convenience of online shopping. • adv. (also on line) 1. while so connected or under computer control. ∎  with processing of data carried out simultaneously with its production. 2. in or into operation or existence: the town's new high-tech power plant is expected to go online this month.

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online (or on-line)
1. Connected to the system and usable. See also offline.

2. In automaton theory, describing an automaton that, having read the first k symbols of the input string, has already produced the first k symbols of the output string. The concept of being online is analogous to the initial subwords-preserving property of gsm mappings.

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