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Without being connected to utility systems, such as those providing electricity and piped water: “a five-day retreat from the doldrums of daily life at a 400-acre homestead, off the grid and blissfully in the middle of nowhere” (Rachel Levin).
- (of a home, business, or the occupants thereof) Not using electricity from the public electrical supply system.
- Not connected to a publicly available communication system, such as the world-wide web or a mobile telephone network.
- (idiomatic) Isolated; in a remote location; in seclusion; not participating in some official process or system.