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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 time-sharing part of the bill would have changed the law from a requirement that the judge consider the best interest of the child in deciding custody and time-sharing issues to a "premise" that the best interest of the child would be served by each parent having equal time-sharing.
There is also an interrelationship between time-sharing and child support.
Standards Executive Committee developed SOP 04-2, Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions, which applies to all real estate time-sharing transactions.
Misrepresentations to consumers in some cases led to confusion as to what was actually being sold, resulting in extensive regulation of this method of time-sharing in most states.
Lee was perhaps the primary proponent that the bill should address time-sharing.
This amendment says in establishing a time-sharing schedule, a court will begin with the 'premise' that a child should spend approximately an equal amount of time with each parent," Lee said.
Alimony legislation failed in last year's shortened and divisive session over disagreements about whether the measure should address time-sharing.
For "legislation that promotes the active and equal involvement of both parents in parenting issues with no presumption for or against any time-sharing schedule.