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timely

adjective time·ly \ ˈtīm-lē \
Updated on: 13 Oct 2017

Definition of timely

timelier; timeliest
1 :coming early or at the right time
  • a timely decision
  • timely payment
2 :appropriate or adapted to the times or the occasion
  • a timely book

timeliness

noun

Examples of timely in a Sentence

  1. Her very timely book examines the effects of global warming on the world's climates.

  2. She always responds to my requests in a timely fashion .

Recent Examples of timely from the Web

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First Known Use of timely

13th century


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timely

adverb

Definition of timely

1 :in time :opportunely
  • the question was not … timely raised in the state court
  • —W. O. Douglas
2 archaic :early, soon

Recent Examples of timely from the Web

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First Known Use of timely

before 12th century


Financial Definition of TIMELY

timeliness

What It Is

Timeliness is a ranking criterion of stocks based on the likely price performance of a stock over a short time period – usually less than 12 months.

How It Works

Stocks are ranked on a 1 - 5 scale, with one the highest achievable score.

1 indicates the top 100 Stocks
2 indicates above average stocks
3 indicates average stocks
4 indicates below average
5 indicates the lowest rated 100 stocks

Investors are encouraged to hold on to stocks ranked "1" or "2" and sell stocks ranked "4" or "5."

Why It Matters

Timeliness is most widely cited in reference to analysis reports by the Value Line Publishing, Inc., one of the widest read stock research publication companies. A high timeliness rating is Value Line's best expectation of price performance for any given stock.


TIMELY Defined for English Language Learners

timely

adjective

Definition of timely for English Language Learners

  • : happening at the correct or most useful time : not happening too late


TIMELY Defined for Kids

timely

adjective time·ly \ ˈtīm-lē \

Definition of timely for Students

timelier; timeliest
1 :coming early or at the right time
  • a timely payment
2 :especially suitable to the time
  • a timely book

Law Dictionary

timely

adjective time·ly \ ˈtīm-lē \

legal Definition of timely

:falling within a prescribed or reasonable time
  • timely notice

timeliness

noun

timely

adverb


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