Quick answer
"Online" is an adjective which is often translated as "en línea", and "lineal" is an adjective which is often translated as "en línea directa". Learn more about the difference between "online" and "lineal" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (computing)
a. en línea
I need the password to sign into my bank's online system.Necesito la contraseña para iniciar sesión en el sistema en línea de mi banco.
b. online
Would you mind answering an online survey on consumer habits?¿Le importaría contestar una encuesta online sobre los hábitos de los consumidores?
c. conectado
You have to be online to participate in the meeting.Tienes que estar conectado para participar en la junta.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (computing)
a. en línea
I love to shop online because it's easy to compare prices.Me encanta hacer compras en línea porque es fácil comparar precios.
b. online
We're going to do the interview online.Vamos a hacer la entrevista online.
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lineal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (descent)
a. en línea directa
The king's inheritance will go to his next lineal descendant.La herencia del rey irá a su próximo descendiente en línea directa.
2. (using lines)
a. lineal
The artist revealed a beautiful work of intricate, lineal patterns.El artista reveló una obra hermosa de patrones lineales complejos.
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