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Definition of timing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of choosing when something happens; a particular point or period of time when something happens or is planned The timing of the decision was a complete surprise. Please check your flight timings carefully.
  2. 2[uncountable] the skill of doing something at exactly the right time an actor with a great sense of comic timing Your timing is perfect. I was just about to call you.
  3. 3[uncountable] the repeated rhythm of something; the skill of producing this She played the piano confidently but her timing was not good.
  4. 4[uncountable] (technology) the rate at which an electric spark is produced in a vehicle's engine in order to make it work
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