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re·al time(rē′əl, rēl)
1. The actual time in which a physical process under computer study or control occurs.
2. The time required for a computer to solve a problem, measured from the time data are fed in to the time a solution is received.
3. The timing or arrangement allowing a process, such as an exchange of remarks, to occur normally, as without delay or asynchronism: communicated in real time by instant messaging rather than by email.
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re′al time`(ˈri əl, ril)
the actual time during which a process takes place or an event occurs.
of or pertaining to computer applications or processes that can respond immediately to user input.
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Pertaining to the timeliness of data or information which has been delayed only by the time required for electronic communication. This implies that there are no noticeable delays. See also near real time.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||real time - the actual time that it takes a process to occur; "information is updated in real time"|
|2.||real time - (computer science) the time it takes for a process under computer control to occur|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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