timing

noun

Definition of timing

1 a :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 :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

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First Known Use of timing

circa 1659


TIMING Defined for English Language Learners

timing

noun

Definition of timing for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


TIMING Defined for Kids

timing

noun tim·ing \ ˈtī-miŋ \

Definition of timing for Students

: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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