Timing is the spacing of events in time. Some typical uses are:

* The act of measuring the elapsed time of something or someone, often at athletic events such as swimming or running, where participants are timed with a device such as a stopwatch.
* Engine timing, for various functions such as ignition, cam timing to control poppet valve timing and overlap, and fuel injection timing.
** see ignition timing
** timing light,
** timing mark
* Comic timing by a comedian or actor, an element of humor.
* In phonology, the rhythm of a spoken language. See Timing (linguistics) and Timing (music).
* In filmmaking, colour timing is the process of altering the density and colour of the film.
* Stock market timing as an investment strategy.

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