Noun: timing tI-ming
Verb: time tIm
- The time when something happens
- The regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theatre, athletics, mechanics)
- Measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
"he timed the runners";
- Assign a time for an activity or event
"The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
- Set the speed, duration, or execution of
"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
- Regulate or set the time of
"time the clock"
- Adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
"The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
Derived forms: timings
See also: early, future, late, middle, past, preceding, present, succeeding
Type of: adjust, correct, determine, influence, measure, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], quantify, quantitate, regulate, regulating, regulation, schedule, set, shape, temporal arrangement, temporal order
Encyclopedia: Timing Time, forward!