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time-sharing

[′tīm ‚sher·iŋ]
(computer science)
The simultaneous utilization of a computer system from multiple terminals.
(industrial engineering)
Division of the time required for observation, decision making, and responding by an operator among the activities or tasks that must be performed almost simultaneously.

time-sharing

(operating system)
(Or "timesharing") An operating system feature allowing several users to run several tasks concurrently on one processor, or in parallel on many processors, usually providing each user with his own terminal for input and output. time-sharing is multitasking for multiple users.
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The 50/50 time-sharing can be argued against in some situations, including when the safety, well-being, and physical, mental, and emotional health of the child would be endangered by equal time-sharing.
In the years following the issuance of Statements 66 and 67, changes in the methods used by the real estate time-sharing industry to offer its products resulted in divergent accounting practices including practices associated with revenue recognition, recording of credit losses, and the treatment of selling costs.
We expect to see more urban time-sharing, especially as a key component of a multi-location network of resorts or clubs.
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The CHAOSS service may be licensed as a stand-alone system or can be purchased as a time-sharing service utilizing ICL computer resources.
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