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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.
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runtimeRefers to the actual execution of a program. "At runtime" means while the program is running. See runtime library, runtime engine, runtime environment and runtime error.
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