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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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