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come online

1. To become active or begin operating. We've had the building finished for days now, but we're still waiting for the power to come online. Hundreds of new factories are slated to come online over the next year, which will bring a much-needed boost to the economy.
2. To log onto the Internet, usually meaning some social communication service thereof. I'm just waiting for my dad to come online, I haven't spoken to him in weeks!
See also: come, online

come on line


go on line

COMMON If a plan, project or product comes on line or goes on line, it starts to operate fully or be available to be used. This plane was the first to be lost since the popular model came on line in 1982. The government, faced with a major energy crisis, is eagerly waiting for another reactor to go on line. Note: You can also just say that something is on line if it is operating or available. You'll have that machine back on line by nine at the latest.
See also: come, line, on
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Once the second phase of the project comes online, production of gasoline will be more balanced inside Iran; and once the third phase comes online by late next [calendar] year, the item's production will reach a favorable state in the country," Zangeneh said.
When the plant comes online, officials hope to offset the costs by selling off surplus energy in the winter.
W]hen this comes online, which we hope will be mid-April or May, it will be the largest in Britain," said Argent Energy managing director Andy Hunter.
Marie Diocese comes online, a second deployment rolls out this fall with another unnamed diocese.
The current flight hour limit of 10,000 was expanded to allow H-60B/F/H model aircraft to continue flying during the transition phase while the MH-60R multimission helicopter comes online.
The DWP has agreed to buy power from the BioConverter plant when the facility comes online, expected in 2008.
VENTURA - Suing people in Ventura County could become more convenient and cost-effective when a new electronic filing system connecting personal computers with the courthouse comes online this month.