time sharing


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time sharing

n
1.
a. a system of part ownership of a property, such as a flat or villa, for use as a holiday home, whereby each participant buys the right to use the property for the same fixed period annually
b. (as modifier): a time-sharing system.
2. (Computer Science)
a. a system by which users at different terminals of a computer can, because of its high speed, apparently communicate with it at the same time. Compare batch processing
b. (as modifier): a time-sharing computer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.time sharing - (computer science) the use of a central computer by many users simultaneously
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
sharing - using or enjoying something jointly with others
Translations

time sharing

[ˈtaɪmˌʃɛərɪŋ] n
a. (Comput) → time sharing m inv, ripartizione f del tempo
b. (of property) → multiproprietà f inv
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Tom Lee, R-Brandon, introduced an amendment, adopted without objection, that changed the language in the time-sharing provisions of the bill, which he said softened the requirement there be a "presumption" that equal time sharing was in the best interest of the child, subject to other considerations enumerated in law.
Telemotive's TDMA system takes the concept of time sharing a step further.