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I came through the following sentence in a technical research paper. Is it correct to use ping-ponging word? Please let me know.

With TS policy, priorities of threads change very frequently for balancing load and providing fairness in scheduling. Due to this frequent ping-ponging of priorities, ...

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"Ping-pong" doesn't just refer to table-tennis. It refers to when something is being switched back and forth between two entities. Thus, "ping-ponging of priorities" would be quite correct.

Basically means:

Due to this frequent switching back and forth of priorities.

"Ping-ponging" is correctly used here.

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