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BASIC

Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. A programming language that allows a programmer to interact with a program while it is running. BASIC is very simple and was designed for instructional purposes. However, it underlies both the DOS and Windows operating systems.

BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)

a simple COMPUTER programming language widely used by nonspecialists for programming computers.
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Those who had not completed high school were more likely to recommend timesharing than those with tertiary qualifications.
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.
About $808 million of timesharing, about 15 percent of the world's total, was sold in Mexico in 1997.
The most frequently stated reasons for purchasing timesharing are the exchange opportunity with other resorts, the opportunity to vacation in nicer places than before, saving money on vacation costs, and greater ease in planning vacations.
Expected return trips to Mexico during the next 10 years are extensive and far more than if they did not own timesharing in the country.
He says, "We believe this will be the most representative, objective book about timesharing ever published for consumers.
Consumer acceptance of timesharing has never been higher," says Ron E.
Increased consumer acceptance has made timesharing the fastest-growing sector of the tourism industry.
Of those purchasing timesharing in the last two years, more than 40 percent are older than 55, and nearly 20 percent are 65 and over.