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Wordnet 3.0


1. not on a regular route of a transportation system;
- Example: "an off-line ticket office"

2. not connected to a computer network;
- Example: "off-line resources"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

off-line \off-line\ adj. 1. (Computers) Not connected; -- of computers or computer peripherals normally connected or intended to be connected to other computers by a communications line; as, we can't print the document because the printer is off-line. [Narrower terms: disconnected, not ready, off; unconnected ] {on-line Syn: offline, off line(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hence: (fig.) Outside of or after a meeting or formal discussion; as, we can discuss the details off-line; -- a term used at meetings and conferences to suggest postponing detailed discussion of a topic so as not to occupy the time of a large group most of whom may not be interested. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

off-line adj 1: not on a regular route of a transportation system; "an off-line ticket office" [ant: on-line, online] 2: not connected to a computer network; "off-line resources" [ant: on-line, online]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

off-line (Or "offline") 1. Not directly connected to the computer (e.g., an off-line tape drive), or with connection suspended ("take the printer off-line"). Contrast background, on-line. 2. Not now or not here. "Let's take this discussion off-line." Specifically used on Usenet to suggest that a discussion be moved off a public newsgroup to e-mail. See also off-line world. [Jargon File] (1996-02-02)