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 for real-time
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to computer systems that update
             information at the same rate they receive information

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1. Describes an application which requires a program to
     respond to stimuli within some small upper limit of response
     time (typically milli- or microseconds).  Process control at a
     chemical plant is the classic example.  Such applications
     often require special operating systems (because everything
     else must take a back seat to response time) and speed-tuned
     2. In jargon, refers to doing something while people are
     watching or waiting.  "I asked her how to find the calling
     procedure's program counter on the stack and she came up with
     an algorithm in real time."
     Used to describe a system that must guarantee a response to an
     external event within a given time.

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