Definition of time slice in English:

time slice

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noun

  • A short interval of time during which a computer or its central processor deals uninterruptedly with one user or program, before switching to another.
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    • The Linux scheduling algorithm will sometimes give the most unimportant and nicest process a time slice, even in circumstances where a higher-priority process is executable.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody