A CDE Definition
The time it takes for the computer to comply with a user's request, such as looking up a customer record. See real-time system.
A computer system that responds to input signals fast enough to keep an operation moving at its required speed. Examples are video game computers and videoconferencing systems as well as computers used to control airplanes, space shuttles and other "real" equipment. See real-time information system and real time.
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