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Contributor(s): John Huntington

Also see real-time clock and real-time operating system.

Real time is a level of computer responsiveness that a user senses as sufficiently immediate or that enables the computer to keep up with some external process (for example, to present visualizations of the weather as it constantly changes). Real-time is an adjective pertaining to computers or processes that operate in real time. Real time describes a human rather than a machine sense of time.

In the days when mainframe batch computers were predominant, an expression for a mainframe that interacted immediately with users working from connected terminals was online in real time.

This was last updated in April 2006

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I am sick of these popups. I just hit yes, no or later on them. I don't want to deal with this. I've had the W7 pc for five years and I'm sick of being warned about what? My apple macbook pro doesn't care about such issues.
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This real time management has cause some leaders to be inconsiderate and bulling if the stat is incorrect which cause stress and anxiety
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