[ tahym-shair ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌʃɛər /

verb (used with object), time-shared, time-shar·ing.

to use or occupy by time-sharing.



time-shar·er, noun

Definition for time sharing (2 of 2)

[ tahym-shair-ing ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌʃɛər ɪŋ /


Computers. a system or service in which a number of users at different terminals simultaneously use a single computer for different purposes.
Also time-share. a plan in which persons share ownership or rental costs of a vacation home, especially a condominium, entitling each participant to use the residence for a specified time each year.

Origin of time-sharing

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for time sharing (1 of 2)

time sharing


  1. a system of part ownership of a property, such as a flat or villa, for use as a holiday home, whereby each participant buys the right to use the property for the same fixed period annually
  2. (as modifier)a time-sharing system
  1. a system by which users at different terminals of a computer can, because of its high speed, apparently communicate with it at the same timeCompare batch processing
  2. (as modifier)a time-sharing computer

British Dictionary definitions for time sharing (2 of 2)



denoting, relating to, or forming part of time sharing of propertytime-share villas
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