timescale


time·scale

noun \-ˌskāl\

: a period of time whose size can be compared to other periods of time

Full Definition of TIMESCALE

:  an arrangement of events used as a measure of the relative or absolute duration or antiquity of a period of history or geologic or cosmic time

Examples of TIMESCALE

  1. When considered on the 4.6 billion year timescale of the Earth, our lives can seem insignificant.
  2. What is the timescale for completion of the work?

First Known Use of TIMESCALE

1890

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