time-division multiplexing


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time-division multiplexing

[′tīm di¦vizh·ən ‚məl·tə‚pleks·iŋ]
(computer science)
The interleaving of bits or characters in time to compensate for the slowness of input devices as compared to data transmission lines.
(communications)
A process for transmitting two or more signals over a common path by using successive time intervals for different signals. Also known as time multiplexing. Abbreviated TDM.
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