Definition of "time-sharing" [time-sharing]

  • Computer Science A technique permitting many users simultaneous access to a central computer through remote terminals. (noun)
  • Joint ownership or lease of vacation property by several people who take turns occupying the premises for fixed periods. (noun)

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Use "time-sharing" in a sentence
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