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(computer science)
Describing equipment not connected to a computer, or temporarily disconnected from one.
A condition existing when the drive rod of the drill swivel head is not centered and parallel with the borehole being drilled.
A borehole that has deviated from its intended course.
A condition existing wherein any linear excavation (shaft, drift, borehole) deviates from a previously determined or intended survey line or course.
(industrial engineering)
State in which an equipment or subsystem is in standby, maintenance, or mode of operation other than on-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.
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We capture all the data customers provide through the Internet -- or through any conventional source -- and place it into a sophisticated information system providing companies the means to analyze consumer behavior, develop and execute tailored marketing offerings, as well as track responses, in on-line and off-line environments," Helle said.
Kmart and are also working to fully integrate the on-line and off-line experiences.
(4.) According to Peapod, the Web-based research will develop "insights into topics such as optimal product assortments, virtual point-of-sale displays, using targeting technology to customize products and promotions, and optimizing the on-line and off-line marketing mix to build sales."