The DICT Development Group
2 definitions found
for real time
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the actual time that it takes a process to occur;
"information is updated in real time"
2: (computer science) the time it takes for a process under
computer control to occur
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
1. [techspeak] adj. Describes an application which requires a program to
respond to stimuli within some small upper limit of response time
(typically milli- or microseconds). Process control at a chemical plant is
the canonical example. Such applications often require special operating
systems (because everything else must take a back seat to response time)
and speed-tuned hardware.
2. adv. In jargon, refers to doing something while people are watching or
waiting. ?I asked her how to find the calling procedure's program counter
on the stack and she came up with an algorithm in real time.?
Questions or comments about this site?