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

First Known Use of real time

1953


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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