real-time

[ree-uhl-tahym, reel-]
adjective 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.
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real-time
 
adj
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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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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Example sentences 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.
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