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tim·ing

 (tī′mĭng)
n.
1. The regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect, as in music, the theater, or athletics.
2. The synchronization of the sparking of the plugs with the movement of the pistons in an internal-combustion engine.

timing

(ˈtaɪmɪŋ)
n
the process or art of regulating actions or remarks in relation to others to produce the best effect, as in music, the theatre, sport, etc

tim•ing

(ˈtaɪ mɪŋ)

n.
1. the selecting of the best time for doing or saying something in order to achieve the desired effect.
2. the ability of a performer, esp. in comedy, to deliver lines, react, cut in, etc., at whatever tempo will create the desired effect.
3. Sports. the control of the speed of a stroke, blow, etc., in order that it may reach its maximum at the proper moment.
4. an act or instance of observing and recording the elapsed time of a contest, process, etc.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timing - the time when something happenstiming - the time when something happens  
temporal arrangement, temporal order - arrangement of events in time
approaching, coming, approach - the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time
lateness - quality of coming late or later in time
punctuality, promptness - the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time
tardiness - the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time
simultaneity, simultaneousness - happening or existing or done at the same time
seasonableness, timeliness - being at the right time
unseasonableness, untimeliness - being at an inappropriate time
pastness - the quality of being past
futurity - the quality of being in or of the future
nowness, presentness - the quality of being the present; "a study of the pastness of the present and...of the presentness of the past"- R.E.Spiller
spark advance, lead - the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
2.timing - the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)
regulating, regulation - the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
coordination - the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation
Translations
تَسْجيل الوَقْتتَوْقيت
načasováníměření času
tidtagningtiming
ajanottoajoitusnopeudensäätörytmitys
idõmérésidõzítés
tímamælingtímasetning
meranie časunačasovanie
časovni razpored
saat tutmasüre hesaplamazamanlama

timing

[ˈtaɪmɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= time chosen) the timing of the meeting was inconvenientla hora fijada para la reunión no era muy conveniente
the timing of this is importantes importante hacer esto en el momento exacto
it's all a matter of timingtodo es cuestión de elegir el momento oportuno
that was good/bad timing (= opportunity) → lo hiciste en buen/mal momento; (= on time) → lo hiciste a tiempo/destiempo
2. (Sport) → cronometraje m
3. (= rhythm) → ritmo m, cadencia f, compás m
B. CPD (Mech, Aut) → de distribución, de encendido
timing device N [of bomb] → temporizador m
timing gear Nengranaje m de distribución
timing mechanism Ndispositivo m para medir el tiempo

timing

[ˈtaɪmɪŋ] n
(= judging the right time) → timing m
perfect timing → un timing parfait
His photo is caught with perfect timing → Son instantané est pris avec un timing parfait.
(= time chosen) → moment m choisi
the timing of his resignation → le moment choisi pour sa démission
(= measurement of time) → minutage m, chronométrage mtiming device n (on bomb)mécanisme m de retardement

timing

n
(= choice of time)Wahl fdes richtigen Zeitpunkts (of für), Timing nt; (Tennis, Ftbl) → Timing nt; it’s all a question of timinges ist eine Frage (der Wahl) des richtigen Zeitpunkts or des Timings; perfect timing, I’d just opened a bottleihr kommt gerade richtig, ich habe eben eine Flasche aufgemacht; the timing of the statement was wrong/excellentdie Erklärung kam zum falschen/genau zum richtigen Zeitpunkt; what’s the timing for the reform?wie sieht der Zeitplan für die Reform aus?; the actors’ timing was terribledie Schauspieler zeigten eine erbärmliche Synchronisierung; to improve one’s timingsein Timing verbessern; the dancer showed a good sense of timingder Tänzer bewies ein gutes Gefühl fürs Timing
(Aut, = mechanism) → Steuerung f; (= adjustment)Einstellung f; timing mechanismSteuermechanismus m
(= measuring of time)Zeitnahme f, → Zeitmessung f(of bei); (of race, runners etc)Stoppen nt

timing

[ˈtaɪmɪŋ] n (of tennis player, cricketer) → coordinazione f; (of musician) → tempismo; (of comedian) → tempestività f inv; (of demonstration, elections) → momento; (of engine) → messa in fase; (of race, industrial process) → cronometraggio
that was good/bad timing → hai (or ha ) scelto il momento opportuno/sbagliato
that was perfect timing! → che tempismo!

time

(taim) noun
1. the hour of the day. What time is it?; Can your child tell the time yet?
2. the passage of days, years, events etc. time and space; Time will tell.
3. a point at which, or period during which, something happens. at the time of his wedding; breakfast-time.
4. the quantity of minutes, hours, days etc, eg spent in, or available for, a particular activity etc. This won't take much time to do; I enjoyed the time I spent in Paris; At the end of the exam, the supervisor called `Your time is up!'
5. a suitable moment or period. Now is the time to ask him.
6. one of a number occasions. He's been to France four times.
7. a period characterized by a particular quality in a person's life, experience etc. He went through an unhappy time when she died; We had some good times together.
8. the speed at which a piece of music should be played; tempo. in slow time.
verb
1. to measure the time taken by (a happening, event etc) or by (a person, in doing something). He timed the journey.
2. to choose a particular time for. You timed your arrival beautifully!
ˈtimeless adjective
1. not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time. timeless works of art.
2. never-ending. the timeless beauty of Venice.
ˈtimelessly adverb
ˈtimelessness noun
ˈtimely adjective
coming at the right moment. Your arrival was most timely.
ˈtimeliness noun
ˈtimer noun
1. a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything. a three-minute egg-timer.
2. a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time.
times noun plural
1. a period; an era. We live in difficult times.
2. in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by. Four times two is eight.
ˈtiming noun
1. the measuring of the amount of time taken.
2. the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect. All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb
a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
ˈtime-consuming adjective
taking too much time to do. a time-consuming process/job.
time limit
a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished. The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time ˈoff noun
a period of time away from work or studying.
time ˈout noun
(American).
1. (in basketball etc) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc.
2. a short period of rest from an activity. to take time out to relax.
ˈtimetable noun
a list of the times of trains, school classes etc.
all in good time
soon enough.
all the time
continually.
at times
occasionally; sometimes.
be behind time
to be late.
for the time being
meanwhile. I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time
occasionally; sometimes. From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time
early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc). We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time
1. early enough. He arrived in time for dinner; Are we in time to catch the train?
2. (with with) at the same speed or rhythm. They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all)
a very short time indeed. The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time
singly, or in groups of two etc. They came into the room three at a time.
on time
at the right time. The train left on time.
save/waste time
to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily. Take my car instead of walking, if you want to save time; We mustn't waste time discussing unimportant matters.
take one's time
to do something as slowly as one wishes.
time and (time) again
again and again; repeatedly. I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.
References in classic literature ?
We traveled entirely by night, timing our marches so that we camped during the day at deserted cities where, even to the beasts, we were all kept indoors during the daylight hours.
Newman went the next morning to see Madame de Cintre, timing his visit so as to arrive after the noonday breakfast.
Have your fare ready, and the instant that your cab stops, dash through the Arcade, timing yourself to reach the other side at a quarter-past nine.
Together we raced across the scarlet sward, I timing my speed that I might not outdistance my slower companion.
He poised with bent knees upon the gently swaying limb above the trail, timing with keen ears the nearing hoof beats of frightened Bara.
I'll land my shore party down the coast and cut in and come down upon Somo from the rear, timing my vessels to arrive on Somo's sea-front at the same time.
The instant his bonds were released, Michael soared at Collins, and Collins, timing and distancing with the accuracy of long years, kicked him under the jaw and whirled him back and down into the sawdust.
He was noted as a boxer, but he was regarded as an automaton, with the inhuman precision of a machine judging distance and timing blows, guarding, blocking, and stalling.
She said I was only to stay ten minutes and she's timing me by the clock.
Both tackles were hooked in a trice, and the three men, deftly timing the roll, made a simultaneous leap aboard the schooner.