real time

What is real time?

real time meaning (IEEE) Pertaining to a system or mode of operation in which computation is performed during the actual time that an external process occurs, in order that the computation results can be used to control, monitor, or respond in a timely manner to the external process. Contrast with batch. See: conversational, interactive, interrupt, on-line.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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