real-time clock

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real-time clock

[′rēl ‚tīm ′kläk]
(computer science)
A pulse generator which operates at precise time intervals to determine time intervals between events and initiate specific elements of processing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

real-time clock

An electronic circuit that maintains the time of day. It may also provide timing signals for time-shared operations. See NTP and BIOS.
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