Saturday, 10th January 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

Online, n.

Pronunciation: /ɒnˈlʌɪn/
Etymology: < online adj. used absol.

New media. A service, resource, etc., available on or performed using a computer network (esp. the Internet), or a person or organisation that can operate or accesses this.

I’ve not yet seen online listed in a dictionary as a noun. Despite its being an ugly usage, I’m now quite looking forward to finding my ear’s forecast confirmed.