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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.
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Industry sources say demand now still outstrips Epistar's supply by 40%, and corporate revenues are expected to rise further with new capacities coming online.
Tagging tools for specialized applications such as news, business and shopping resources are also coming online, and examples include Digg.
The facility was built in three phases beginning in 2002 with the last two buildings coming online in June of 2004.
Although several mining projects are coming online that should add to the overall availability of copper, world demand also is expected to keep pace, which may work to minimize any downward decline in light of a jump in supply.
He also sees "a reduction of new capacity coming online and a growing acceptance of service delivery within seniors housing and care.
After these two years, the project budgets will drop because there aren't any new major projects coming online once we finish acquisition and the project at the Town Center site,'' Armstrong said.
This model works especially well for PCs, because the technology changes so fast that systems even a few months old must be discounted, owing to new chips constantly coming online.
The people coming online today are the hairdresser, the babysitter, the bagging people down at the grocery store--they're everybody.
In addition to expanded TV video coverage, there will be several new channels coming online in the next few months providing enhanced coverage of popular media categories.
On the supply side, new mining capacity is coming online, LME inventories are starting to build back up, and projected supply should exceed demand sometime next year.
7 million s/f of newly constructed office space coming online annually, over the next few years.
The new system, which has been coming online step by step over several months, will integrate geologic data with the seismic activity to show where the most damage likely occurred.
With Imperium Grays Harbor, a 100 million gallon per year biodiesel production facility coming online in Summer 2007, Imperium Renewables will rely on Noyes to continue to build out sales and distribution partnerships to ensure Imperium can meet the significant regional and national demand for biodiesel.
mentioned several issues that may have a negative impact on aluminum markets throughout the next year or so, including more rolling mills coming online in Russia, as well as increased production in China and the fact that the housing market, which has been on a tear, could start to decline, creating a domino effect on aluminum markets, knocking down prices.