target date

noun

Definition of target date

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

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Manager Rocco Baldelli said there is no firm target date in mind for Rosario’s return but acknowledged that Tuesday, when the Twins return to Target Field, is a possibility. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins’ Eddie Rosario runs through drills as he nears return," 14 July 2019 Set for a target date of Jan. 31, 2026, the government space agency is preparing to send a spacecraft to the asteroid Pysche. Fox News, "NASA set to visit mysterious metal dead planet," 14 June 2019 With a target date of 2035 for the move to be complete, the relocation of Kiruna is very much a work in progress. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "This Swedish Mining Town Is Sinking—So It's Being Moved," 11 June 2019 In partnership with the Metro Parks Tacoma Board and Tacoma City Council, the feasibility portion of this project is nearing completion, with a target date of 2021 set for the stadium’s opening. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Numbers Behind 2019 MLS Ambition Rankings: Western Conference Clubs," 10 June 2019 The estimated cost for the project was $644,000 and the target date for completion was late fall 1970. Carol Cormaci, La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada History: Local wins javelin throw at 2009 Summer National Senior Games," 29 July 2019 The opening of the Palm Beach County Shooting Sports Park would be three years after construction started and a year later than a target date announced last year. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "Shooting sports park, one of largest in Florida, to open by end of year," 3 June 2019 Originally intended to be launched in 2000, the ECO has been postponed multiple times, and the newest target date is 2020. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "West African countries choose new 'ECO' single trade currency," 1 July 2019 The original target date for this game was April, but no matter. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Jose Angulo of Hartford Athletic a soccer lifer who best represents USL," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of target date

1945, in the meaning defined above

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