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Online vs Electronically - What's the difference?

online | electronically |

As adverbs the difference between online and electronically

is that online is describes actions performed over the Internet while electronically is by means of electronics, or of electronic technology.

As an adjective online

is describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.

online

English

(wikipedia online)

Alternative forms

* on-line

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
  • # Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.
  • # Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).
  • Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.}}
  • Connected to the Internet.
  • Available on a computer system, even if not networked.
  • Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.
  • Antonyms

    * (connected to larger network) offline * (available on a computer system) hardcopy

    Derived terms

    * massive open online course (MOOC)

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Describes actions performed over the Internet.
  • He works online .

    See also

    * come online

    Anagrams

    * ----

    electronically

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • By means of electronics, or of electronic technology.
  • *{{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically , the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.}}