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noun timing pronunciation in American English /ˈtaɪmɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the skill or luck that is involved in doing something at the most suitable moment
    perfect/good timing:

    The decision came, with perfect timing, just before his speech.

    bad timing:

    This is bad timing, as emotions are running high.

    1. a.
      the ability to judge time and do or to say things at exactly the right moment

      an actor with impeccable comic timing

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the date or time when something happens or is planned to happen

    They objected to the timing of the election.

    factors affecting the timing of births

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