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English definition of “real-time”

real-time

adjective [before noun]     /ˈrɪəl.taɪm/ US  /ˈriː.əl-/
describes computer systems that are able to deal with and use new information immediately and therefore influence or direct the actions of the objects supplying that information Computer concepts
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