run time

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as run-time)
    the period of time a program takes to run.

Computing

  • adjective
    (written as run-time)
    used to describe an operation carried out only when a program is running
  • noun
    (written as run-time)
    the time during which a computer is executing a program

Electronics

  • The time during which a computer program is run. Used, for instance, to contrast with compile time.
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