Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being timely

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being timely; seasonableness; opportuneness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being timely; seasonableness; the being in good time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. timely convenience
  • n. being at the right time

Etymologies

timely + -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As Dorothy Height pointed out, timeliness is important when confronting a monumental challenge like sex trafficking.

    Chelsea-Lyn Rudder: The Time is Ripe, Let's End Contemporary Slavery

  • Most non-fiction authors do have to have their own publicity strategy and usually they do hire publicists, but in the HARO situation timeliness is essential and the whole who is helping who dynamic is different.

    Why authors shouldn’t contact journalists directly « The Book Publicity Blog

  • The Kindle makes for a reasonable substitute for books where timeliness is not expected, there is an expected price and pictures are less prevalent.

    Why the Kindle HD Can’t Save Newspapers

  • What can I say ... my timeliness is of the same quality as the above video.)

    June 2009

  • I’m pleased that NewsNight covered the story but the difference in timeliness between the MSM and the bloggers is noteworthy, don’t you think?

    Tag happy « BuzzMachine

  • In the domain of chemistry, however, there are numerous cases in which the more powerful waves are ineffectual, while the more minute waves, through what may be called their timeliness of application, are able to produce great effects.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • Even the 'timeliness' of the book is coming under criticism, with some pointing out that far from being prescient, the novel is arguably already out-of-date because Cleave portrays a London teetering on the edge of collapse following the bombing - which is patently not what has happened!

    Incendiary: Summary and book reviews of Incendiary by Chris Cleave.

  • N.H.T.S.A. told Honda it was evaluating the "timeliness" of Honda's recalls.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The CEPT team quickly concluded that the existing municipal bus service didn't provide the kind of timeliness and comfort that would make it a good alternative to private cars.

    Design Observer: Main Posts

  • This makes it possible for you to place your order well into the evening and -- in a pinch -- receive that item early the next morning with nearly 100% accuracy, a result that has amplified expectations of what "timeliness" means for customers nationwide.

    Fast Company

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