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timing

noun
     
tim‧ing
1 [uncountable] the skill of doing something at exactly the right time
perfect/good/bad etc timing
He was just walking into the restaurant when we got there. Perfect timing.
He told jokes with an exquisite sense of timing.
2 [uncountable and countable] the time when someone does something or when something happens, especially when you are considering how suitable this is
timing of
The President and I did not discuss the timing of my departure.
Ferry schedules and precise timings are subject to weather conditions on the day of departure.
3TTC [uncountable] the way in which electricity is sent to the spark plugs in a car engine

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