The faculty by which the passage of time is appreciated.

(05 Mar 2000)

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<operating system> (Or "timesharing") An operating system feature allowing several users to run several tasks concurrently on one processor, or in parallel on many processors, usually providing each user with his own terminal for input and output. time-sharing is multitasking for multiple users.

(01 Apr 1998)

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Time Sharing Optioncomputing dictionary

<operating system> (TSO) System software from IBM that provides time-sharing on an IBM mainframe running in an MVS environment.

Acronym: TSO

(01 Aug 2003)

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<computer programming> A technique used to work around problems due to the Year 2000 and the "millennium bug". Time shifting involves translating date fields in a database back by a fixed number of years to avoid year 2000 problems with the database management system.

Typically dates are shifted back 28 years so that the occurrence of leap years and days of the week match with the actual year.

(01 Aug 2003)

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Time Simulatorcomputing dictionary

<simulation> (Tsim) A stack-based simulation language.

Contact: ZOLA Technologies.

Abbreviation: Tsim

(01 Apr 1999)

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(By analogy with "heat sink" or "current sink") A project that consumes unbounded amounts of time.

(01 Feb 1995)

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<operating system> (Or "time quantum", "quantum") The period of time for which a process is allowed to run uninterrupted in a pre-emptive multitasking operating system.

The scheduler is run once every time slice to choose the next process to run. If the time slice is too short then the scheduler will consume too much processing time but if it is too long then processes may not be able to respond to external events quickly enough.

(01 Apr 1998)

times-or-divided-bycomputing dictionary

(By analogy with "plus-or-minus") A term occasionally used when describing the uncertainty associated with a scheduling estimate, for either humorous or brutally honest effect. For a software project, the scheduling uncertainty factor is usually at least 2.

(01 Feb 1995)

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