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1. forming or pertaining to an end.
2. a termination, end, or extremity, especially a nerve ending.
3. an input-output device that communicates with a computer and includes parts such as a keyboard and a printer.
dedicated terminal a terminal reserved for just one type of computer application.
dumb terminal a computer terminal capable both as an input device, sending data keyed in on the terminal keyboard, and as an output device, displaying data on a screen or printing it on paper. See also intelligent terminal.
intelligent terminal a computer terminal, or a microcomputer functioning as a terminal, that can process data files stored on mass storage devices (usually floppy disks). Such files may be either output files received from the host computer or input (command) files sent to the host computer. See also dumb terminal.
point of care terminal a computer terminal that serves as an input device to allow health professionals to enter data at the patient's bedside.
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Such intended behavior, for example, could reflect a change in the owner's lifestyle or financial status rather than any discontent with timesharing itself.
As in the earlier Australian surveys, a substantial segment of the sample displayed the apparently contradictory behavior of being satisfied but not willing to repeat the decision in hindsight and/or to recommend timesharing to others.
However, the fact that almost 14% of the sample responded negatively indicates the persistence of problems, especially when there is no assurance that the nonparticipating public has acquired a more positive image of timesharing and, in particular, its sales presentation component.
This factor has been greatly expanded to include the "capacity of each parent to honor the timesharing schedule and to be reasonable when changes are requested." (15) This statutory revision is significant, as the need for the parents to work with one another to address the needs of the children is paramount to the best interests of the children.
In conjunction with the ability of the parents to work together on timesharing, new factors regarding the anticipated division of responsibilities after the litigation, including those delegated to third parties, are also contained in the statutory reform.
Clearly, one question remains unanswered: What premise will the court begin with in determining an appropriate schedule for timesharing? As discussed, there are no presumptions in favor of either parent.