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
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.
the way in which electricity is sent to the spark plugs in a car engine