just-in-time

noun, often attributive

Definition of just-in-time

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

First Known Use of just-in-time

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Just-in-time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just-in-time. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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