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timing

noun

Simple Definition of timing

  • : 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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of timing

  1. 1a :  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. 2 :  observation and recording (as by a stopwatch) of the elapsed time of an act, action, or process

Examples of timing in a sentence

  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



Circa 1659

First Known Use of timing

circa 1659


TIMING Defined for Kids

timing

noun tim·ing \ˈtī-miŋ\

Definition of timing for Students

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





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