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[ree-uh l-tahym, reel-] /ˈri əlˈtaɪm, ˈril-/
adjective, Computers.
1.
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.
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Examples for realtime
  • Computer graphics frame rate is also a term used in realtime computer graphics systems.
  • The designed frame rates of realtime systems vary depending on the equipment.
  • Invasions are depicted in realtime but players cannot control combat.
  • There have also been games that blend realtime strategy gameplay to fpss.
  • Typical uses are device drivers, lowlevel embedded systems, and realtime systems.
British Dictionary definitions for realtime

real-time

adjective
1.
denoting or relating to a data-processing system in which a computer receives constantly changing data, such as information relating to air-traffic control, travel booking systems, etc, and processes it sufficiently rapidly to be able to control the source of the data
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realtime in Culture

real-time definition


A term used to describe computer systems that update information at the same rate as they receive data.

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