Etymology
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timing (n.)

mid-13c., "a happening," verbal noun from time (v.). From 1590s as "the noting or recording of time;" 1915 as "coordination of moving parts in a machinery."

updated on February 09, 2014

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Definitions of timing from WordNet

timing (n.)
the time when something happens;
timing (n.)
the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics);
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