time-sharing

noun
time-shar·​ing | \ ˈtīm-ˌsher-iŋ How to pronounce time-sharing (audio) \

Definition of time-sharing

1 or time-share \ ˈtīm-​ˌsher How to pronounce time-sharing (audio) \ : joint ownership or rental of a vacation lodging (such as a condominium) by several persons with each occupying the premises in turn for short periods
2 : simultaneous use of a central computer by many users at remote locations

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time-share transitive verb

First Known Use of time-sharing

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Time-sharing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-sharing. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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