Pronunciation: (ôf'līn", of'-), [key]
1. Computers.operating independently of, or disconnected from, an associated computer (opposed to on-line).
2. Radio.(of a network) not supplying affiliated stations with programming but allowing each station to program its own shows, usually within a specific format.
3. Television.of or pertaining to the preliminary planning and editing of a videotaped program.
4. located in or serving a place not on a regular route of a railroad, bus, or air carrier: an off-line ticket office. Cf. on-line. Also,off'line",off' line".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.