What is the difference between online and traditional?

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As adjectives the difference between online and traditional

is that online is describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network while traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures.

As a adverb online

is describes actions performed over the internet.

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.
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  • 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

    * ----

    traditional

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally