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In the context of payment and settlement systems, this term may refer to the transmission of transfer instructions by users, through such means as voice, written or telefaxed instructions, that must subsequently be input into a transfer processing system.


The term may also refer to the storage of data by a transfer processing system on media such as a magnetic tape or disk so that the user may not have direct and immediate access to the data.


More generally, operating independently of - or disconnected from - another computer or electronic terminal.

For example, not connected to the internet.

See also