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Definition of the noun timing

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noun - plural: timings

  1. the time when something happens
  2. the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: regulating / regulation = the act of controlling or directing according to rule
    • more specific word: coordination = the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation

Alternative definition of the noun timing


  1. [obsolete] An occurrence or event.
  2. [uncountable] The regulation of the pace of e.g. an athletic race, the speed of an engine, the delivery of a joke, or the occurrence of a series of events.
  3. [uncountable] The time when something happens.
  4. [uncountable] The synchronization of the firing of the spark plugs in an internal combustion engine.
  5. [countable] An instance of recording the time of something.

Specialised definition of the noun timing

Glossary of sports

the precise and optimal temporal coordination of a sport movement action, also of movement sequences and set plays. Exact timing requires good hand-eye and foot-eye coordination. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


Timing is a record label.


  1. "TIMING" is Kim Hyun-joong's fourth Korean mini-album, which was released on July 11, 2014 under KeyEast.
    • genre: K-pop
    • released on
  2. "Timing" is a musical single of Black Biscuits.
    • released on (17 years ago)


  1. "Timing" is a book by Sachin Sapatnekar.
    • subject: Electronics
  2. "Timing" is a book by Anne Rouse.


"Timing" is a 2009 animated short film directed by Amir Admoni.


  1. Timing a.k.a. Isochrony is the postulated rhythmic division of time into equal portions by a language. Rhythm is an aspect of prosody, others being intonation, stress and tempo of speech.
  2. Timing in music refers to the ability to "keep time" accurately and to synchronise to an ensemble, as well as to expressive timing—subtle adjustment of note or beat duration, or of tempo, for aesthetic effect.

Phrases with Timing

  1. Timing belt
  2. Timing Is Everything
  3. pulse timing circuit
  4. two-timing

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Timing

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Google previewStudies in Perception and Action VI (2001)

by Gregory A. Burton, Richard C. Schmidt

relative timing is a fundamental temporal structure or rhythm of the movement pattern that is independent of movement displacement and velocity. Therefore, it is considered to be an invariant ...

Google previewWhy is that So Funny? (2006)

A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy by John Wright

Comic timing is the sort of thing you learn on the job. It tends not to get taught at drama school, but then comedy gets a pretty bad press in most of our institutions. Timing is the sort of knowledge that's passed on through an oral tradition: 'That ...

Google previewPrinciples of Violin Playing and Teaching (2013)

by Ivan Galamian

Musical timing means the actual sounding of the notes in the exact rhythmical pattern and the exact speed required by the music. Technical timing means the making of the necessary movements of both left and right hands at the exact moment ...

Google previewTherapeutic Medical Massage (2014)

by Michael J Stiers

Timing is the critical element here. When the patient feels the injury getting hurtful and tightening up again that is the time to schedule and redo the therapy again.

Google previewTrautman Wasserman & Company, Inc., Gregory O. Trautman, Samuel M. Wasserman, Mark Barbera, James A. Wilson, Jr., Jerome Snyder, and Forde H. Prigot: Securities and Exchange Commission Opinion

arket timing is a mutual fund share trading strategy that exploits brief discrepancies between the...

arket timing is the frequent buying and selling of mutual fund shares to exploit any lag ...

Google previewAgainst the Gods (2012)

The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein

Market timing is a risky strategy! Risk measurement becomes even more complicated when the parameters are ...

Google previewePulp Sampler Vol 1 (2013)

by John Picha, Matthew J. Davies, N. R. Grabe, Russ Bopp

The timing is the slightest bit off. You need to fix it.” The mechanic hears nothing and pauses to look over the dash of the coupe, never seeing a set-up like the Delahaye has, dials and lights that have functions the mechanic can't figure out, ...

Google previewAikido Weapons Techniques (2012)

The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

Timing is the ability to establish the rhythm and synchronization needed for the ken to reach the target while the target is available. Accuracy is the ability to place the tip or end portion of the blade directly onto and into the intended target area.

Google previewCan God Improve My Balance Sheet? (2006)

Invoking the Inner Potential by Dwaraknath Reddy

The timing is a sequence of causal determinism, an infallible adherence to a law, just as the energies of electricity ...

Google previewa dictionary of automobile terms (1913)

by albert l. clough

Automatic timing is applied to magnetos, usually automatically varying the angular relation to the magneto driving shaft of the cam which operates the make and break device. Timer, Ball Contact — A timer the contact arm of which carries a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Timing. Accuracy. Definition Timing accuracy refers to the estimated duration. Timing accuracy is estimated by the mean or peak time of the response distribution (see Gibbon et al., 1997).

Google previewDictionary of Business and Economics (1986)

by Christine Ammer, Dean S. Ammer

Timing al Business Cycle Troughs Depending on the current stage of the business cycle, the same indicator may have different significance. Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Fig. 41. Dollar cost of credit charges on ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

A timing mark output of a clock system. time to repair. See mean time to repair ( MTTR). time to service restoral. See mean time to service restoral (MTTSR). time transmission. See real-time transmission. time zone. An adopted relation of local ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Ogallo Maryland State Highway Administration, USA INTRODUCTION The objective of traffic signal timing is to reduce traffic delays and possibility of accidents by minimizing the point of ...

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Quotes about Timing

Acting is all about timing. I mean, who has better timing than the MCs? (Coolio)
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Scrabble value of T1I1M3I1N1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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