Meaning of TIMING in English


tim ‧ ing /ˈtaɪmɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ time , ↑ overtime , ↑ timer , ↑ timing , ↑ timelessness ; adjective : ↑ timeless , ↑ timely ≠ ↑ untimely ; verb : ↑ time ; adverb : ↑ timelessly ]

1 . [uncountable] the skill of doing something at exactly the right time

perfect/good/bad etc timing

He was just walking into the restaurant when we got there. Perfect timing.

He told jokes with an exquisite sense of timing.

2 . [uncountable and countable] the time when someone does something or when something happens, especially when you are considering how suitable this is

timing of

The President and I did not discuss the timing of my departure.

Ferry schedules and precise timings are subject to weather conditions on the day of departure.

3 . [uncountable] the way in which electricity is sent to the ↑ spark plug s in a car engine

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.