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real time

noun

Definition of real time

  1. :  the actual time during which something takes place <the computer may partly analyze the data in real time (as it comes in) — R. H. March> <chatted online in real time>

real–time adjective



REAL TIME Defined for Kids

real time

noun

Definition of real time for Students

  1. :  the actual time during which something takes place <We chatted online in real time.>

real–time adjective



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