Definitions[edit | edit source]
Communications[edit | edit source]
|“||[t]he absence of significant time delay in the acquisition, transmission and reception of information.||”|
Computing[edit | edit source]
Real-time is usually used to describe situations when two or more people are interacting via their computers instantaneously, versus delayed back-and-forth communication, such as with instant messaging.
As noted by one court:
|“||In addition to transmitting messages that can be later read or accessed, individuals on the Internet can engage in an immediate dialog, in 'real time', with other people on the Internet.||”|
General[edit | edit source]
Real-time is time in which reporting on events or recording of events is simultaneous with the events.
Process control[edit | edit source]
|“||[p]ertaining to the performance of a computation during the actual time that the related physical process transpires so that the results of the computation can be used to guide the physical process.||”|