timing

8 ENTRIES FOUND:

timing

noun

: the time when something happens or is done especially when it is thought of as having a good or bad effect on the result

: the ability to choose the best moment for some action, movement, etc.

Full Definition of TIMING

1
a :  placement or occurrence in time <the timing of the sale couldn't have been better>
b :  the ability to select the precise moment for doing something for optimum effect <a boxer with impeccable timing>
2
:  observation and recording (as by a stopwatch) of the elapsed time of an act, action, or process

Examples of TIMING

  1. The timing of the sale could not have been better.
  2. Her timing was a little off and she missed the shot.
  3. an athlete with impeccable timing

First Known Use of TIMING

circa 1659

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