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English definition of “timing”

timing

noun     /ˈtaɪmɪŋ/
[C or U] the time at which an activity or event starts or happens, or is planned to start or happen: Timing and location are crucial when opening a new business.the timing of sth The timing of the plant manager's departure came ahead of an investigation into safety management at the site.
[C] the length of time an activity or event takes, or is planned to take: The job sheet includes data and precise timings for every stage of the job.
[U] the fact of doing something at the right time, or the ability to do this: bad/good/perfect timing There is a risk of bad timing - investing a lump sum just before prices fall.a matter/question/sense of timing Finding the right solution to the problem is partly a question of timing. Even fund managers can find it hard getting the timing right when it comes to making investment decisions.
(Definition of timing noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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