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Definition of "timing" []

  • The regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect, as in music, the theater, athletics, or mechanics. (noun)
  • The synchronization of the sparking of the plugs with the movement of the pistons in an internal-combustion engine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "timing" in a sentence
  • "The team that carried out the study also suspect that accuracy in timing is important to the brain processes responsible for problem solving and reasoning ..."
  • "This accuracy in timing is apparently due to the ability of the brain to pre-process all the needed setup for the action before it actually needs to occur, based on the repetitive nature of the beat."
  • "For men, the change in timing is merely an incidental matter with few repercussions."