Definitions for timingˈtaɪ mɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tim•ingˈtaɪ 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.

    Category: Showbiz

  3. Sports.the control of the speed of a stroke, blow, etc., in order that it may reach its maximum at the proper moment.

    Category: Sport

  4. an act or instance of observing and recording the elapsed time of a contest, process, etc.

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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)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. timing(noun)ˈtaɪ mɪŋ

    the time at which sth happens or is planned to happen

    the timing of the next meeting

  2. timingˈtaɪ mɪŋ

    an ability to judge when to do sth

    In comedy, timing is everything.


  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. 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

Translations for timing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the measuring of the amount of time taken.

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