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online | ragequit |

As an adjective online

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

As an adverb online

is describes actions performed over the internet.

As a verb ragequit is

(intransitive|slang|video games) to quit an online video game in anger.



(wikipedia online)

Alternative forms

* on-line


(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)


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

    See also

    * come online


    * ----



    Alternative forms

    * rage quit


  • (intransitive, slang, video games) To quit an online video game in anger.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 2009-11-28 , author = rms , title = What have you been playing... IN NOVEMBER 2009? , newsgroup = comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action , id = herjp3$ucc$1@news.eternal-september.org , url = https://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action/msg/c3498805c5470e05 , passage = Having had my share of ragequitting teammates and unfinished campaigns -- I still haven't completed a L4D2 campaign on Expert -- I'll take a positive outlook and say that the complaints about difficulty amount to a longer and taller learning curve, that will give this game a longer lifespan than the first. }}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 2010-02-08 , first = Chris , last = Whitworth , title = Pow, Wallop & Bam , newsgroup = uk.games.video.misc , id = slrnhn0725.gik.usenet.chris@parm.vs.topper.me.uk , url = https://groups.google.com/group/uk.games.video.misc/msg/6ffcbb2d13b27ec1 , passage = Cheap insta-kill attacks have made me ragequit at least twice. }}
  • * {{quote-video
  • , date = 2012-01-01 , episode = The Gold Job , title = , medium = Television , season = 4 , number = 16 , people = (Aldis Hodge) and (Timothy Hutton) , role = Alec Hardison and Nate Ford }}
    Hardison: I don't know what happened. I had 'em and then I just—
    Nate:' Didn't anticipate the ' ragequit .
    Hardison: You know gamer terminology?
    Nate:' I know the key to a good game is balancing boredom and frustration. Now the game — the puzzle's too easy, then the mark — the player — gets bored and walks away. The puzzle's too hard, then the player gets frustrated, and quits in a rage: ' ragequit .

    Derived terms

    * ragequitter

    See also

    * flounce * sore loser