Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the design and construction of machinery, the proper adjustment of the parts of any machine so that its operations will follow in a given order to produce a given result, as in the movement of the needle, shuttle, and feed of a sewing-machine in consecutive order.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete An occurrence or event.
  • noun 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.
  • noun uncountable The time when something happens.
  • noun uncountable The synchronization of the firing of the spark plugs in an internal combustion engine.
  • noun countable An instance of recording the time of something.
  • verb Present participle of time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)
  • noun the time when something happens

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Examples

  • 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 ...

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • 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.

    2007 February « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • 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.

    A True Human Invariant « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • For men, the change in timing is merely an incidental matter with few repercussions.

    In Search of Mr. Right

  • For men, the change in timing is merely an incidental matter with few repercussions.

    In Search of Mr. Right

  • For men, the change in timing is merely an incidental matter with few repercussions.

    In Search of Mr. Right

  • This difference in timing is extremely significant, for North Sea oil development is essentially a "post-1973/74 oil crisis" phenomenon.

    North Sea Oil—The Economic Implications

  • These things happen sometimes “just because” — maybe the “karma” isn't right ... or the timing is a little bit off.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • These things happen sometimes “just because” — maybe the “karma” isn't right ... or the timing is a little bit off.

    Sacked!

  • Yes I guess the timing is about right for the Republicans.

    Obama: The general election fight should start next week

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