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If something can either be yellow or red, green, blue, then its "redness" or "yellowness" "class-noun" would be its COLOR.

If something can either be fast or slow, then its "fastness" or "slowness" "class-noun" would be its SPEED (or VELOCITY).

What would be the "class-noun" for something that could be "online" or "offline", to describe its "online-ness" or "offline-ness"?


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Clarification:

I am talking more about something that takes place as part of an ongoing process, or otherwise after the process has finished. Nothing is connected in my case, and the internet is not involved.

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    Perhaps its connectivity (or connection status)? Not particularly elegant… – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 2 at 19:55
  • @JanusBahsJacquet I guess that would work, but I didn't make myself clear. I am talking more about something that takes place as part of an ongoing process, or otherwise after the process has finished. Nothing is connected in my case. – Gulzar Mar 2 at 19:57
  • How about its availability? – Weather Vane Mar 2 at 20:28
  • @WeatherVane I don't think that really works in my case... If some process can take place during some other process, or only after that other process is done, I wouldn't call it "available" or "unavailable"... But now that you got me talking about it... maybe "concurrency" would be more suitable? The problem I see with "concurrency" is that it suggest something happens in parallel, while in my case something happens "as part of". – Gulzar Mar 2 at 20:40
  • Well, your question is far from clear. Can the color be another color while it is red, or only when it is not-red? – Weather Vane Mar 2 at 20:42
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If the number of alternatives can be quantified, then the generic term is state. Look in the section of the article under science and technology.

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