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1. A technique permitting many users simultaneous access to a central computer through remote terminals.
2. also time-share (-shâr′) An ownership interest in a piece of property that entitles the owner to occupy it for a specific period of time each year, or a lease or license agreement that grants a party use and occupancy of a property for a specific time period each year.
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1. a plan in which several persons share ownership or rental costs of a vacation home, entitling each to use the residence for a specified time each year.
2. a computer system or service in which users at different terminals simultaneously use a single computer.
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[ˈtaɪmˌʃɛərɪŋ] N
1. (for holiday) → multipropiedad f
2. (Comput) → tiempo m compartido
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152, Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions--an amendment of FASB Statement Nos.
Carol, a TUG member, has designed a Web page about time-sharing for people with disabilities.
To some observers, utility computing, also known as on-demand computing, is not that far removed from the days of mainframe time-sharing. Adding capacity was a basic exercise of adding more central processing units, disk storage or random access memory, each of which had fairly predictable costs that could be allocated on a per user or per application basis and were often included in an information technology charge-back model.
This gives a new angle on the concept of time-sharing. No doubt they enjoyed their spacious winter den.