Meaning of real time
Pronunciation: (rē'ul, rēl), [key]
- the actual time elapsed in the performance of a computation by a computer, the result of the computation being required for the continuation of a physical process.
- the actual time during which a process takes place or an event occurs.
- at once; instantaneously.
Pronunciation: (rē'ul-tīm', rēl'-), [key]
— adj. Computers.
- of or pertaining to applications in which the computer must respond as rapidly as required by the user or necessitated by the process being controlled.