Runtime Error

(run t m er &r) (n.) An error that occurs during the execution of a program. In contrast, compile-time errors occur while a program is being compiled. Runtime errors indicate bugs in the program or problems that the designers had anticipated but could do nothing about. For example, running out of memorywill often cause a runtime error.

Note that runtime errors differ from bombs or crashesin that you can often recover gracefully from a runtime error.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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