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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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online

Andrew Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 12 words.

Connected to a computer system and usable. See also interactive; offline.

interactive

Andrew Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 69 words.

Allowing continuous two-way communication between the user of an *online peripheral device, such as a *terminal, and a ...

offline

Andrew Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 40 words.

Denoting a device, possibly an *online device, that is switched off, broken, or disconnected from a computer. A device may be physically connected but offline if the computer system has...

light pen

Andrew Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 58 words.

A penlike device that produces data, in the form of a visible image on the screen of a cathode-ray tube, by ‘writing’ in a manner similar to that with a pen on paper. Light pens are almost...