Definitions for timingˈtaɪ mɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timing(noun)

    the time when something happens

  2. timing(noun)

    the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)


  1. timing(Noun)

    An occurrence or event.

  2. timing(Noun)

    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.

  3. timing(Noun)

    The time when something happens.

  4. timing(Noun)

    The synchronization of the firing of the spark plugs in an internal combustion engine.

  5. timing(Noun)

    An instance of recording the time of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timing

    of Time


  1. Isochrony

    Isochrony is the postulated rhythmic division of time into equal portions by a language. Rhythm is an aspect of prosody, others being intonation, stress and tempo of speech. Three alternative ways in which a language can divide time are postulated: The duration of every syllable is equal; The duration of every mora is equal. The temporal duration between two stressed syllables is equal; The idea as such was first expressed by Kenneth L. Pike in 1945, though the concept of language naturally occurring in chronologically and rhythmically equal measures is found at least as early as 1775. This has implications for language typology: D. Abercrombie claimed "As far as is known, every language in the world is spoken with one kind of rhythm or with the other ... French, Telugu and Yoruba ... are syllable-timed languages, ... English, Russian and Arabic ... are stress-timed languages'. While many linguists find the idea of different rhythm types appealing, empirical studies have not been able to find acoustic correlates of the postulated types, calling into question the validity of these types.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'timing' in Nouns Frequency: #1980

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeffrey Harrigian:

    It's a timing issue.

  2. Gust Bertels:

    The timing is perfect.

  3. mark edge:

    Timing in life is difficult

  4. Pierre Trudeau:

    The essential ingredient of politics is timing.

  5. President Obama:

    I can’t give you a more specific timing update.

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