adv. "Let's discuss this offline." Euphemism frequently uttered in long office meetings meaning: "Let's discuss this later in private because you're way off topic again, idiot."

Business English jargon and slang. 2014.

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  • offline — UK US (also off line) /ɒfˈlaɪn/ US  /ˈɒfˈlaɪn/ adjective, adverb ► IT, INTERNET not connected to the internet or to a central computer system: » online and offline computer games »Most consumers still spend far more time offline than they do… …   Financial and business terms

  • offline — Adv. (Aufbaustufe) nicht ans Internet angeschlossen, Gegenteil zu online Beispiele: Die Datei wird offline angezeigt. Mit diesem Programm kann man sich die Websites offline anschauen …   Extremes Deutsch

  • Offline — Als offline wird der Zustand bezeichnet, in dem ein Gerät, das über eine Kommunikationsschnittstelle verfügt, nicht bereit ist, Daten über diese Schnittstelle zu empfangen oder zu senden. Das Gegenteil davon ist online. Ein typisches Beispiel für …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • offline — 1. adjective Describes a system which is, at the moment, not connected (generally electrically) to a larger network. For example, a power plant which is not connected to the grid, or a computer which is not connected to the Internet or to any… …   Wiktionary

  • offline — nicht angeschlossen; unangeschlossen; getrennt; rechnerunabhängig * * * ọff|line 〈[ laın] Adj.; undekl.; EDV〉 nicht mit einem Server verbunden, nicht in einem Netzwerk arbeitend; Ggs online [<engl. off „weg“ + line „Linie, Leitung“] * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • offline — off|line [ˌɔfˈlaın US ˌo:f ] adv 1.) with your computer not connected to the Internet ≠ ↑online ▪ I work offline most of the day. 2.) if computer equipment is offline, it is not directly connected to the computer ≠ ↑online ▪ The printer was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • offline — /ɒfˈlaɪn/ (say of luyn) adjective 1. not connected to a computer network: an offline branch of the bank. 2. temporarily disconnected from a computer network. 3. of or relating to a business not using e commerce: offline operations. –phrase 4. go… …   Australian English dictionary

  • offline — [[t]ɒ̱fla͟ɪn[/t]] also off line ADJ If a computer is offline, it is not connected to the Internet. off line → see line ADV: ADV with v Offline is also an adverb. Most software programs allow you to compose emails offline …   English dictionary

  • offline — adjective not directly connected to a computer or directly controlled by it: an offline terminal | offline storage of data opposite online offline adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • offline — off|line [ ɔf laın, ɔf,laın ] adjective, adverb COMPUTING * 1. ) not directly connected to a computer: The printer was offline so I couldn t use it. 2. ) working on a computer but not connected to the Internet: I always download my e mails and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • offline */ — UK [ˌɒfˈlaɪn] / US [ɔfˈlaɪn] / US [ˈɔfˌlaɪn] adjective, adverb computing 1) not directly connected to a computer The printer was offline so I couldn t use it. 2) working on a computer but not connected to the Internet I always download my emails… …   English dictionary

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