Definition of timing
- the timing of the sale couldn't have been better
- a boxer with impeccable timing
The timing of the sale could not have been better.
Her timing was a little off and she missed the shot.
an athlete with impeccable timing
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: 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.
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