instantaneous; taking place at once as other things are also in progress
When I surveyed the situation in real time, there were only 4 people who met the qualifications.
by sammy88 February 27, 2010
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live, current, present, as-it-happens, as-of-now, this very moment

when added to a sentence or exchange of information, the stamp of "in real time"gives the context that the data just exchanged is the most recent, i.e., relevant. see irt (i.r.t.)
it's 7:52 a.m. in real time but by the time you read this it could be evening.

YOU: aren't you getting my texts?
ME: no sorry- my phone number is 555-2334 in real time. text me there.
YOU: why?
ME: bc i never paid my bill so i'm using a text-to-talk app.
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The subjective experience of time passing confirmed as about right by external, objective measuring criteria ie an hour feels about like an hour, and this is confirmed by looking at a clock, where an hour has indeed been measured as having passed. As opposed to (e-time), where time seems to pass at a quicker or slower rate than external measuring systems would suggest.
1. I had an hour real time left at work - and it passed in exactly an hour on the clock.
2. It seemed I'd only been online a few minutes real time, but when I looked at the clock it had been three hours.
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The actual, no excuses permitted, time that you have to meet someone.
8.30 real time, okay? If you're late again, we're cactus. Forever.
by Guru Voodoo September 13, 2007
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When two geographically separated people do something in unison, over the phone or internet.
"My girl and I had real-time sex today." or "I'm going to do her real-time."
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A derogatory name for a person watching an episodic series during the actual time during which each episode is released to the public.
Matthew and Angelica are real time chumps; I much prefer watching a show after it's conclusion to being left hanging and glued to the TV every week like they are.

I was the biggest real time chump when the series Lost was being aired for the first time on ABC in the '00s.

OMG OMG OMG! Addicted to the new season of The Bachelor #realtimechump
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Between Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, I'm no longer a real time chump but then again, I can't discuss any of the shows currently airing either. #firstworldproblems
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