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multitasking

performing two or more tasks with a computer at the same time. The computer actually processes a small part of one task at a time, switching from one to another in a commutative manner, but it can handle so many pieces of data in brief time segments that the operator or operators are not aware of the computer switching. Also called time-sharing.

multitasking

Informatics The ability of an operating system to simultaneously run multiple programs–eg, graphics, spreadsheets, word processing or formats of software–eg, coding, compiling, testing

Multitasking

Performing multiple duties or taking on multiple responsibilities and roles simultaneously.
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The top 10 large-cap value creators for the five years 2012 through 2016 delivered an impressive average annual TSR of 41 per cent.
Each of these categories must be managed in a different way to achieve the desired TSR of the surface.
Fifty-one percent (51 percent) of Top 200 companies making performance-based grants used a TSR measure, up from 43 percent in 2008.
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At least some global companies are finding ways to deliver sustainable TSR and this is reflected in the regional balance of the top-ten large-cap value creators for 2012.
National Central Cooling was the DFM's top performer with a TSR of 144 per cent, followed by Dubai Islamic Insurance (119 per cent), Tamweel (97 per cent), Ajman Bank (78 per cent), Gulf General Investment (66 per cent), Deyr Development (65 per cent), Air Arabia (56 per cent), National Cement (54 per cent), Union Properties (53 per cent) and Emr Properties (51 per cent).
Ninety-six percent of those tests were concordant, meaning that the patient was euthyroid, with normal values for both tests (1,187); hypothyroid, with an elevated TSR level and a depressed T4 level (112); or hyperthyroid, with a low TSR level and an elevated T4 level (41).
TSR is a London-based consortium made up of scientists from the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Center at University College, London and Britain's Meteorological Office.
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I like to tell people that in Windows, everything is a TSR, so to speak.
As of last Friday's market close (Nov 30th), since Jan 2012 via 41 recommended Spinoffs, TSR returned over +18.