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Noun: timing  tI-ming
  1. The time when something happens
  2. The regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theatre, athletics, mechanics)
Verb: time  tIm
  1. 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";
    - clock
  2. Assign a time for an activity or event
    "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
  3. Set the speed, duration, or execution of
    "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
  4. Regulate or set the time of
    "time the clock"
  5. 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, place, and manner