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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.

real′-time′ adj.


(Computer Science) denoting or relating to a data-processing system in which a computer receives constantly changing data, such as information relating to air-traffic control, travel booking systems, etc, and processes it sufficiently rapidly to be able to control the source of the data

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.real-time - of or relating to computer systems that update information at the same rate they receive information
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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