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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.
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We expect that timing resolution would be improved by increasing the detector bias to increase drift velocities of both electron and hole in the silicon and by cooling the FET to reduce electronic noise [6].
Conventional place and route flows can't take timing constraints into consideration until late in the flow, so designers often do not complete them prior to beginning physical design.
For the timing of southern church services during reconstruction see, for example, Charleston Daily Courier, October 9,1870 and November 19th, 1870; and The Charleston News & Cour ier, January 3,1874 and January 10, 1874.
31.3121(v)(2)-1(b)(3)(iii) also gives the employer an option to treat certain "short-term deferrals" under arrangements that otherwise qualify as a nonqualified deferred compensation plan as not being subject to the special timing rule.
The counselor is responsible for timing. The final length of time becomes that amount of time that is necessary for the child to become calm internally and externally.
This approach employs a secondary feeder--such as a set of pinch rolls or caterpillar timing belts--to form a controlled loop of extrudate between the primary line puller and the cutter feeder.
Coaches should have two good stop watches timing the whole operation, making sure the time is correct.