Meaning of always-on in English:



  • Denoting or relating to an internet connection that is continuously accessible.

    ‘high-speed cable lines provide the internet user with an always-on connection’
    • ‘aircraft used to be one of the last refuges from our always-on world’
    • ‘Some 36% of American households now have fast, always-on hookups.’
    • ‘To work best, such an appliance should be connected to a home network with a fast, always-on Internet connection.’
    • ‘The handheld, always-on machines are the size of a deck of cards.’
    • ‘Constant always-on connectivity is readily available to all for the first time ever.’
    • ‘We had discovered that always-on, always-connected wireless email was completely addictive.’
    • ‘Reinforced by the echo chamber of a million always-on consumers, brands have seen their power expand and grow.’
    • ‘He's peddling relief for legions of businesspeople who are caught in a web of portable work, always-on technology, and bad habits.’
    • ‘"Think of them as the always-on generation," he says.’
    • ‘The always-on, two-way Internet communication with other farmers throughout the Midwest has truly transformed his business.’
    • ‘This cruise is definitely not for the always-on generation, as there is no internet access aboard ship.’
    continuous, incessant, unceasing, ceaseless, constant, continual, perpetual, unfaltering, permanent, uninterrupted, without interruption, round-the-clock, always-on, unbroken, steady, unremitting, relentless, persistent