time-sharing(redirected from time-sharing and time-shares)
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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.
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.