\ˈtīmd \

Definition of timed 

1 : done or taking place at a time of a specified sort an ill-timed arrival

2 : made to occur at or in a set time a timed explosion

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However, even with the buzzing set to a maximum level, this music-timed jolt was pretty minuscule, if only because those controllers are engineered to maximize their bump if your hands clasp the controller perfectly. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lumines Remastered turns the Nintendo Switch into a full-body vibration party," 26 June 2018 Schoop’s season has been an unfortunate sequence of ill-timed events. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles' Jonathan Schoop searches for form at the plate that made him an All-Star a year ago," 7 July 2018 These bosses are tedious and frustrating in equal measure, often requiring perfectly timed returns against eminently predictable and repetitive shots. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Mario Tennis Aces review: Turning tennis into a fighting game," 22 June 2018 Ritchie set international track records at distances from 50 to 100 kilometers and in timed events that took up to 24 hours, with a particularly successful stretch in the late 1970s. Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times, "Donald Ritchie, Record-Breaking Ultrarunner, Is Dead at 73," 1 July 2018 Had his return happened six months ago, it surely would have been celebrated with a stack of headlines, a swath of ludicrous comments and possibly the timed release of a limited edition Big Baller Brand passport holder. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "NBA beware: LaVar Ball is back and it's only a matter of time before he starts talking," 3 May 2018 Customs and Border Protection move seems timed The caravan has angered Trump for weeks. USA TODAY, "Migrant caravan: No room for asylum seekers at border crossing, U.S. says," 30 Apr. 2018 Now, even the standard multiplayer mode for Black Ops 4 features a new, unique timed health system. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Here’s what we know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new battle royale mode," 14 June 2018 The competitors will perform eight timed tasks, including replacing a water heater, installing an ice maker, fixing a toilet and building and racing a pinewood derby-style race car — all at superhuman speed. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "These maintenance men can fix a toilet in 12 seconds flat, and they're out to compete," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of timed

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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