From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtimingtim‧ing /ˈtaɪmɪŋ/ ●●○ noun 1 TIME/RIGHT OR WRONG TIME[uncountable] the skill of doing something at exactly the right timeperfect/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 [countable, uncountable] the time when someone does something or when something happens, especially when you are considering how suitable this istiming 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 TTC[uncountable] the way in which electricity is sent to the spark plugs in a car engine
Examples from the Corpustiming• A form is a predetermined pattern of techniques that ties together proper posture, balance, coordination and timing.• This is a major undertaking and constitutes a special project in terms of budgeting, staffing and timing.• When you're a comedian, timing is very important.• You guys have good timing, we just started to eat.• He eventually played in another 28 games, but his timing and rhythm never returned.• Even at the end, George Burns never lost his impeccable sense of timing.• "Well, life's just full of surprises, " she retorted, with a comic's perfect timing.• It was not the medium itself, but the poor timing and targeting, that rendered mail junk.• The first consideration is the timing of the campaign during the year.• Only recently has the importance of the timing of insulin injections in relation to meals become fully realised.• If guides are to be distributed to students, the timing of this should be planned.• The voter survey is crucial to the timing of the election.perfect/good/bad etc timing• Here I am. Good timing, actually.• This is both a bad idea and bad timing.• The humiliation had been her own fault bad timing, that was all.• The campaign received mixed reviews inside and outside Hollywood, with some accusing Jackson of bad timing.• The Boy Scouts have found themselves the victims of bad timing, bad judgment and bad politics.• William Okay-perfect timing as ever-hold the fort for a second will you, Martin?• Chapman, with perfect timing, anticipated events by arranging to meet Stephenson at Leeds, on his way home from Birmingham.• Though not the most powerful punch ever thrown, Stretch's right hook was delivered with perfect timing.