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Definition of wall time

wall time

noun

  • the "real world" time of day - i.e. the time of day displayed by the clock on the wall - rather than other measures of time, such as a computer's current uptime.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • the amount of time taken for some task to be completed, as measured in normal human time. (This is different than some measures of time in computing.)

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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