Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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None of the cooks needs to know how to write or read; food preparation is on-line, in real time.

On-line data-acquisition computer systems are made in a wide range of types and sizes.

We first list the main uses to which on-line computer systems have been put.

More recently, computers have been used increasingly for on-line processing.

On-line operating functions may be controlled both from the switch panel and from the teletype.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to tie with a cord," from line (n.). Meaning "to mark or mark off with lines" is from mid-15c. Sense of "to arrange in a line" is from 1640s; that of "to join a line" is by 1773. To line up "form a line" is attested by 1889, in U.S. football.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.