Turned on and connected. For example, printers are online when they are ready to receive data from the computer. You can also turn a printer offline. While the printer is offline, you can perform certain tasks such as advancing the paper, but you cannot send data to it. Most printers have an online button you can press to turn the machine on- or offline.
Users are considered online when they are connected to a computer service through a modem. That is, they are actually on the line.
The term also is spelled as on-line.
- online broker
A retail securities broker that provides its services over the Internet.
- online editing
In digital video and film production, online editing is used to describe editing footage at the original highest-quality. The opposite of online editing is offline editing, which is the process of editing low-quality copies of the original footage.
- Online Service
A business that provides its subscribers with a wide variety of data transmitted over telecommunications lines. Online services provide an infrastructure in which subscribers can communicate with one another, either by exchanging e-mail messages or by participating in online conferences (forums). In addition, the service can connect users with an almost unlimited number of third-party […]
- online service provider
Abbreviated as OSP, an online service provider is a generic term that describes any company, organization or group that provides an online service. These types of services may include Web sites, discussion forums, chat rooms, or Web mail. OSPs may also refer to a company that provides dial-up access to the Internet.
Short for operational code, it is a number that determines the computer instruction to be executed.