- a system permitting the simultaneous employment of a computer by many users at remote locations
- a plan for sharing ownership in a property, such as a vacation home or condominium, in which each of the joint purchasers may occupy the unit during a specified period each year
- A technique permitting many users simultaneous access to a central computer through remote terminals.
- also time-share An ownership interest in a piece of property that entitles the owner to occupy it for a specific period of time each year, or a lease or license agreement that grants a party use and occupancy of a property for a specific time period each year.
time-sharing - Computer Definition
A mode of operation that allows multiple independent users to share the resources of a multiuser computer system, including the CPU, bus, and memory.Time-sharing generally is accomplished by interleaving computer usage, with the independent applications or users taking turns using computer resources, although the appearance may be of concurrent usage.