Definition of real time in English:

real time

Syllabification: real time

noun

1The actual time during which a process or event occurs: recent natural experiments in which creolization by children can be observed in real time information updated in real time
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  • Payment is made by credit or debit card and is processed securely online in real time.
  • What is new is the array of information resources now available in real time or near real time.
  • It is possible to do impressive things in real time, as computer games demonstrate.
1.1 (as modifier real-time) Computing Of or relating to a system in which input data is processed within milliseconds so that it is available virtually immediately as feedback, e.g., in a missile guidance or airline booking system: real-time signal processing
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  • The hard real-time system would guarantee that sensor inputs would not be missed.
  • In a real-time system, each of these cases would be an opportunity for a missed deadline.
  • The real-time combat system that the game is heavily dependant on is rock-solid.

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