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time-sharing

[tahym-shair-ing] /ˈtaɪmˌʃɛər ɪŋ/
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 of time-sharing
1960-1965
1960-65

time-share

[tahym-shair] /ˈtaɪmˌʃɛər/
verb (used with object), time-shared, time-sharing.
1.
to use or occupy by time-sharing.
noun
2.
time-sharing (def 2).
Related forms
time-sharer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for time sharing

time sharing

noun
1.
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier): a time-sharing system
2.
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier): a time-sharing computer

time-share

adjective
1.
denoting, relating to, or forming part of time sharing of property: time-share villas
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Word Origin and History for time sharing

time-sharing

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

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