time sharing

time-sharing

[tahym-shair-ing]
noun
1.
Computers. a system or service in which a number of users at different terminals simultaneously use a single computer for different purposes.
2.
Also, time-share. a plan in which persons share ownership or rental costs of a vacation home, especially a condominium, entitling each participant to use the residence for a specified time each year.

Origin:
1960–65

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time-share

[tahym-shair]
verb (used with object), time-shared, time-sharing.
1.
to use or occupy by time-sharing.
noun
2.
time-sharing ( def 2 ).

time-sharer, noun
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time-share
 
adj
denoting, relating to, or forming part of time sharing of property: time-share villas

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.  a.  Compare batch processing 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
 b.  (as modifier): a time-sharing computer

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time-sharing
1953, as a computing term, from time (n.) + share. In real estate, as an arrangement in property use, it is recorded from 1976.
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