come online

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
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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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He said two Mehr Mandegar projects in petrochemical sector, Kavian Petrochemical Plant and West Ethylene Pipeline, worth $2 billion, were inaugurated yesterday adding the remaining projects would come online gradually.
This production is expected to come online sometime in 2012.
Blanca Commercial Real Estate has only formally existed since April, but its founder's successes already include recruiting leasing and marketing expert Danet Linares from the Foram Group and the high-profile agreement to manage 1450 Brickell, a luxury office building set to come online early next year.
Some of the skeptics point to the sharp increase in new capacity that is slated to come online. Simultaneous to the increase in mined nickel output, some industry watchers are forecasting a decline in stainless steel production during the second half of this year, which could result in nickel moving into a surplus, further depressing prices.
More than 5 million tons of new recycled papermaking capacity will come online in Europe by 2007.
"We are committed to developing solutions that will help the adoption of e-commerce by the next 20 crore consumers who come online. As language is a convenience and not a barrier, we believe this native language capability will play a significant role in further adoption of e-commerce in the country," he said in a statement.
Much of the company's focus will likely be on India, where Cox said a third of the next billion to come online will come from.