target date

noun

: the date set for an event or for the completion of a project, goal, or quota

Examples of target date in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, the marque remains committed to its pledge of going all-electric, but has pushed back the target date from 2030 to 2033. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 19 Mar. 2024 Wing said the district had a target date of notifying all affected staff by Feb. 1, and all of them have been notified. The Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2024 Japan's space agency hasn't set a target date for the next H3 test launch after the rocket's first failure in March. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 Just input your goal—such as paying off your credit card or making a down payment on a house—and target date. Kevin J. Ryan, wsj.com, 29 Dec. 2023 From that target date, work backward on a timeline that will slowly build to that goal in time. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2024 But maybe half a year (if the June target date is accurate) is too soon. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 18 Jan. 2024 China's target date is before 2030, but the US could achieve it as soon as 2026. Harriet Marsden, theweek, 16 Jan. 2024 Tesla also missed its target date for a Cybertruck delivery event. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 18 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of target date was in 1945

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“Target date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/target%20date. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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