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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
real-timeˈreal-time adjective [only before noun]  technicalTD a real-time computer system deals with information as fast as it receives it a real-time operating systemreal time noun [uncountable] The images are created in real time.
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real-timeThe system provides operators with detailed real-time analysis of the status of all of their fleets.Performance Technologies was showing off a new system last week targeted at OEMs and integrators active in the real-time and embedded markets.The process is one of real-time digitisation.But these real-time happenings are held at a curious distance-we only witness them through Cleave's digressive prose.Unfortunately Dash did not make real-time observations about my character.No introduction, training, or assistance in practicing new skills and behaviors in the real-time pursuit of performance.Jerusalem's wish-list includes nuclear-capable Tomahawk cruise missiles, real-time satellite intelligence and funding for missile defence.Advances in microscopy may soon allow the real-time visualization of any such changes.
From Longman Business Dictionaryreal-timeˈreal-time adjective COMPUTING a real-time computer system deals with information as fast as it receives it, so that it can produce information about changes as soon as they happenThe company supplies real-time financial information.real time noun [uncountable]Airline booking systems need to work in real time.
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