timing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “timing” in the English Dictionary

"timing" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of timing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"timing" in American English

See all translations

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.
(Definition of timing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"timing" in Business English

See all translations

timingnoun

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of timing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“timing” in Business English

More meanings of “timing”

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More