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"timing" in British English

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timingnoun

uk   /ˈtaɪ.mɪŋ/ us   /ˈtaɪ.mɪŋ/
B2 [U or C] the time when something happens: "Are we too early?" "No, your timing is perfect - dinner is almost ready." The bomb contained a timing device set to make it go off at rush hour.
timings [plural] Indian English
the hours when someone is usually at work, or when an office or business is open
[U] the ability to do something at exactly the right time: To be a good tennis player, you have to have good timing.
[U] the ability to play or sing all the notes in a piece of music at the correct speed and rhythm: There are one or two places where the timing isn't quite right.

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"timing" in American English

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timingnoun [U]

us   /ˈtɑɪ·mɪŋ/
the ability to choose the right moment to do or say something, or the time when something happens: The difference between a joke told well and a joke told badly is the timing. The timing of the airline strike was bad for our vacation plans.
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"timing" in Business English

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timingnoun

uk   /ˈtaɪmɪŋ/ us  
[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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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