Online vs. Realtime

Online vs. Realtime — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Online and Realtime

Onlineadjective

Connected to a central computer or to a computer network

The workers' terminals are online during business hours.

Realtimeadjective

(computing) of a system that responds to events or signals within a predictable time after their occurrence; specifically the response time must be within the maximum allowed, but is typically synchronous.

Onlineadjective

Accessible via a computer or computer network

an online database.

Onlineadjective

Conducted or facilitated by means of a computer network

online dating.

Onlineadjective

In production or operation, often as part of a supply chain

Is the new factory online yet?.

Onlineadjective

Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.

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Onlineadjective

Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.

Onlineadjective

Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).

Is this modem online?

Onlineadjective

Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.

I prefer to read online newspapers.

Onlineadjective

Connected to the Internet.

I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email.

Onlineadjective

Available on a computer system, even if not networked.

Press the F1 key to access the online help.The program comes with an online manual.

Onlineadjective

Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.

The power is online.Once this factory comes online, it will double car production in our country!
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Onlineadverb

Describes actions performed over the Internet.

He works online.