real time

noun

Definition of real time

: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

First Known Use of real time

1953


REAL TIME Defined for Kids

real time

noun

Definition of real time for Students

:the actual time during which something takes place
  • We chatted online in real time.

real-time

adjective

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