timed

adjective
\ 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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The company was burdened with debt when Mr. Way became CEO in 2016—$4.6 billion in debt in December 2016—following an ill-timed acquisition of Marcellus acreage from Chesapeake in 2014 for nearly $5 billion, just before gas prices sank. Christopher M. Matthews, WSJ, "Side Effect of Rising Oil Drilling: Indigestion for Gas Frackers," 13 June 2018 The emphasis on livestreaming seems well timed, given the recent explosive popularity of livestreaming mobile apps Meerkat and Persicope. Carl Franzen, Popular Mechanics, "The Loaded New DJI Phantom 3 Drone Can Shoot in 4K," 8 Apr. 2015 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

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First Known Use of timed

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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