Definition of real time noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


real time

BrE BrE//ˌrɪəl ˈtaɪm//
, BrE//ˌriːəl ˈtaɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəl ˈtaɪm//
[uncountable] (computing) Computer software
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the fact that there is only a very short time between a computer system receiving information and dealing with it To make the training realistic the simulation operates in real time. real-time missile guidance systems See related entries: Computer software
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