- noun (written as time-sharing)an arrangement for sharing a computer system, with different users using different terminals
- noun (written as time-sharing)an arrangement which allows several independent users to use a computer system or be online at the same time
- The simultaneous use of the same resource by two or more components, circuits, devices, pieces of equipment, systems, processes, users, or the like. 2. Time sharing (1) in the context of computers and/or communications. For example, the concurrent accessing of a file or other resource by two or more users within a communications network.