just-in-time

noun

often attributive
: a manufacturing strategy wherein parts are produced or delivered only as needed

Examples of just-in-time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But more can and should be done, including just-in-time interventions when the algorithms detect problematic behavior. Larry Magid, The Mercury News, 20 June 2024 These include just-in-time contracts, which shift risk to workers; noncompete clauses, which reduce bargaining power; and freelance arrangements, which exempt businesses from providing employees with benefits such as health insurance. Robin Varghese, Foreign Affairs, 14 June 2018 Further Reading Why a GameCube/Wii emulator may not be possible on the iOS App Store The biggest one is that emulators on Apple's platforms can’t use just-in-time (JIT) code compilation, needed for 3D console emulators like Dolphin. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 17 May 2024 The pandemic revealed that global just-in-time supply chains weren't reliable. Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for just-in-time 

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of just-in-time was in 1977

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“Just-in-time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just-in-time. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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