AskDefine | Define timing

Dictionary Definition

timing n : the time when something happens

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. An occurrence or event.
  2. The regulation of the pace of an athletic race, the speed of an engine, the delivery of a joke, or the occurrence of a series of events.
  3. The time when something happens.
  4. The synchronization of the firing of the spark plugs in an internal combustion engine.
  5. An instance of recording the time of something.
the regulation of the pace


  1. present participle of time

Extensive Definition

Timing is the spacing of events in time. Some typical uses are:
timing in German: Timing
timing in French: Timing
timing in Dutch: Timing
timing in Polish: Timing

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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