What's the difference between
and
Enter two words to compare and contrast their definitions, origins, and synonyms to better understand how those words are related.

Online vs Streaming - What's the difference?

online | streaming |

As adjectives the difference between online and streaming

is that online is describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network while streaming is that streams.

As an adverb online

is describes actions performed over the Internet.

As a verb streaming is

present participle of lang=en.

As a noun streaming is

movement as a stream.

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

    * ----

    streaming

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • that streams
  • Noun

    (en-noun)
  • movement as a stream
  • (computing) The transmission of digital audio or video, or the reception or playback of such data without first storing it.
  • (UK, education) Division of classes into academic streams.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Peter Wilby)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Finland spreads word on schools , passage=Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.}}

    Derived terms

    * streaming data * streaming encoder * streaming media * streaming movement * streaming radio * streaming server * streaming tape * streaming video * streaming XML

    See also

    * live stream * stream

    Anagrams

    * * * * *