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A colloquialism used to describe copyright infringement of various media in a less overt manner. The term takes its name from the legal practice of recording television programs for later viewing. See also spacetimeshifting.
Sam: Hey Graham, is that the newest episode of The Wire you're watching? Wait a minute, I thought you didn't have a cable subscription...

Graham: Uh, yeah, um... don't worry about it... I'm just timeshifting it a bit...
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Time shifting is the recording of media to some storage medium to be viewed/listend to at a time more convenient to the consumer.
I used my pvr for time shifting the simpsons so i can watch it later.
by Athrus July 16, 2006
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