timing


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timing

[′tīm·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Adjustment in the relative position of the valves and crankshaft of an automobile engine in order to produce the largest effective output of power.
(ordnance)
Adjustment of a small-arms weapon so that it will perform each function at a predetermined point in the cycle of operation.