Definition of 'real time'

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What difference does it make in real time? Christianity Today (2000)The machine also observes the effect in real time, so that doctors can steadily raise the drug dose until they get the optimum beneficial effect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was a daring and experimental film, shot as though it were taking place in real time using long, unbroken takes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Friends can also follow what you're doing live and send you messages in real time to make sure you don't quit. The Sun (2012)I was using performance elements, real action, real time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It combined infinite shelf space with real-time information about buying trends and public opinion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the plans for real-time information were questioned by accountants. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And there are employers who find the new real-time information requirement almost impossibly burdensome. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The eye on the drone feeds real-time images back to a screen in the handheld remote. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The key difference is that there is an internet connection to your supplier so they get real-time information. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will allow drivers to view real-time images of traffic hotspots and will direct them towards alternative routes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is more concern about the new system that will take real-time information from employers and match it with the existing tax and benefits data. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It combines route information with real-time data on weather and tides, sights and places to stay and eat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The tie-up was always likely to go to a second stage because it involved the reduction of real-time financial information players from three to two. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'real time'

British English: real-time ADJECTIVE
Real-time processing is a type of computer programming or data processing in which the information received is processed by the computer almost immediately.
...real-time language translations.
  • American English: real-time
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em tempo real
  • Chinese: 实时的计算机数据处理
  • European Spanish: en tiempo real
  • French: en temps réel
  • German: Echtzeit-
  • Italian: in tempo reale
  • Japanese: リアルタイムの
  • Korean: 실시간의
  • European Portuguese: em tempo real
  • Latin American Spanish: en tiempo real


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