Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to run time: Compile time
The elapsed time to perform a computation on a particular computer.
The amount of time a processor actually spent on a particular process and not on other processes or overhead (see time-sharing).
The period of time during which a program is being executed, as opposed to compile-time or load time. The term should be hyphenated when used as an adjective.