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Related to time-division multiplexing: TDM
time-division multiplexing[′tīm di¦vizh·ən ‚məl·tə‚pleks·iŋ]
The interleaving of bits or characters in time to compensate for the slowness of input devices as compared to data transmission lines.
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.