Timing vs. Time

Timing vs. Time — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Timing and Time

Timingnoun

The regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect, as in music, the theater, or athletics.

Timenoun

A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.

Timingnoun

The synchronization of the sparking of the plugs with the movement of the pistons in an internal-combustion engine.

Timenoun

An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration

a long time since the last war.passed the time reading.

Timingnoun

An occurrence or event.

Timenoun

A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval

ran the course in a time just under four minutes.
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Timingnoun

The regulation of the pace of e.g. an athletic race, the speed of an engine, the delivery of a joke, or the occurrence of a series of events.

Timenoun

A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes

checked her watch and recorded the time, 6:17 AM.

Timingnoun

The time when something happens.

Timenoun

A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned

solar time.

Timingnoun

(uncountable) The synchronization of the firing of the spark plugs in an internal combustion engine.

Timenoun

often times An interval, especially a span of years, marked by similar events, conditions, or phenomena; an era

hard times.a time of troubles.
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Timingnoun

(countable) An instance of recording the time of something.

Timenoun

times The present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends

You must change with the times.

Timingnoun

the time when something happens

Timenoun

A suitable or opportune moment or season

a time for taking stock of one's life.

Timenoun

Periods or a period designated for a given activity

harvest time.time for bed.

Timenoun

Periods or a period necessary or available for a given activity

I have no time for golf.

Timenoun

A period at one's disposal

Do you have time for a chat?.

Timenoun

An appointed or fated moment, especially of death or giving birth

He died before his time. Her time is near.

Timenoun

One of several instances

knocked three times.addressed Congress for the last time before retirement.

Timenoun

times Used to indicate the number of instances by which something is multiplied or divided

This tree is three times taller than that one. My library is many times smaller than hers.

Timenoun

One's lifetime.

Timenoun

One's period of greatest activity or engagement.

Timenoun

A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion

had a good time at the party.

Timenoun

A period of military service.

Timenoun

A period of apprenticeship.

Timenoun

(Informal) A prison sentence.

Timenoun

The customary period of work

hired for full time.

Timenoun

The period spent working.

Timenoun

The hourly pay rate

earned double time on Sundays.

Timenoun

The period during which a radio or television program or commercial is broadcast

"There's television time to buy" (Brad Goldstein).

Timenoun

The rate of speed of a measured activity

marching in double time.

Timenoun

The meter of a musical pattern

three-quarter time.

Timenoun

The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played; the tempo.

Timenoun

Chiefly British The hour at which a pub closes.

Timenoun

(Sports) A time-out.

Timeadjective

Of, relating to, or measuring time.

Timeadjective

Constructed so as to operate at a particular moment

a time release.

Timeadjective

Payable on a future date or dates.

Timeadjective

Of or relating to installment buying

time payments.

Timeverb

To set the time for (an event or occasion).

Timeverb

To adjust to keep accurate time.

Timeverb

To adjust so that a force is applied or an action occurs at the desired time

timed his swing so as to hit the ball squarely.

Timeverb

To record the speed or duration of

time a runner.

Timeverb

To set or maintain the tempo, speed, or duration of

time a manufacturing process.

Timeverb

To speculate based on the anticipated short-term performance of (a market)

time the stock market.

Timenoun

(uncountable) The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.

Time stops for nobody.the ebb and flow of time

Timenoun

A dimension of spacetime with the opposite metric signature to space dimensions; the fourth dimension.

Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time.

Timenoun

Change associated with the second law of thermodynamics; the physical and psychological result of increasing entropy.

Time slows down when you approach the speed of light.

Timenoun

The property of a system which allows it to have more than one distinct configuration.

An essential definition of time should entail neither speed nor direction, just change.

Timenoun

A duration of time.

Timenoun

(uncountable) A quantity of availability of duration.

More time is needed to complete the project.You had plenty of time, but you waited until the last minute.Are you finished yet? Time’s up!

Timenoun

(countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.

a long time;Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.Only your best time is compared with the other competitors.The algorithm runs in O(n2) time.

Timenoun

The serving of a prison sentence.

The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.He is not living at home because he is doing time.

Timenoun

(countable) An experience.

We had a wonderful time at the party.

Timenoun

(countable) An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.

Roman times;the time of the dinosaurs

Timenoun

A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.

In my time, we respected our elders.

Timenoun

Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.

Timenoun

An instant of time.

Timenoun

(uncountable) How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.

Excuse me, have you got the time?What time is it, do you guess? Ten o’clock?A computer keeps time using a clock battery.

Timenoun

(countable) A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).

it’s time for bed;it’s time to sleep;we must wait for the right time;it's time we were going

Timenoun

(countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment.

at what times do the trains arrive?;these times were erroneously converted between zones

Timenoun

(countable) An instance or occurrence.

When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.see you another time;that’s three times he’s made the same mistakeOkay, but this is the last time. No more after that!

Timenoun

Closing time.

Last call: it's almost time.

Timenoun

The hour of childbirth.

Timenoun

(as someone's time) The end of someone's life, conceived by the speaker as having been predestined.

It was his time.

Timenoun

(countable) The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.

Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.

Timenoun

(countable) Ratio of comparison.

your car runs three times faster than mine;that is four times as heavy as this

Timenoun

Tense.

the time of a verb

Timenoun

(music) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.

common or triple time;the musician keeps good time.

Timeverb

To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.

I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.

Timeverb

To choose when something begins or how long it lasts.

The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.

Timeverb

(obsolete) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.

Timeverb

(obsolete) To pass time; to delay.

Timeverb

To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.

Timeverb

To measure, as in music or harmony.

Timeinterjection

(tennis) Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.

Timenoun

an instance or single occasion for some event;

this time he succeededhe called four timeshe could do ten at a clip

Timenoun

an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities);

he waited a long timethe time of year for plantinghe was a great actor is his time

Timenoun

a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something;

take time to smell the rosesI didn't have time to finishit took more than half my time

Timenoun

a suitable moment;

it is time to go

Timenoun

the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

Timenoun

the time as given by a clock;

do you know what time it is?the time is 10 o'clock

Timenoun

the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

Timenoun

a person's experience on a particular occasion;

he had a time holding back the tearsthey had a good time together

Timenoun

rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time

Timenoun

the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned;

he served a prison term of 15 monthshis sentence was 5 to 10 yearshe is doing time in the county jail

Timeverb

measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time;

he clocked the runners

Timeverb

assign a time for an activity or event;

The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene

Timeverb

set the speed, duration, or execution of;

we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely

Timeverb

regulate or set the time of;

time the clock

Timeverb

adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time;

The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely