target date


Definition of target date 

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

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Some fund companies sell more than one line of target date funds. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, "Target date funds surge as more workers put 401(k) plans on autopilot," 5 June 2018 But details are not spelled out on planning, building and maintaining the park and a seven-year buildout is contingent on reaching a sales agreement that has no target date. Roger Showley,, "SDSU West ballot measure poses questions of city control," 6 Mar. 2018 Sunday, July 1, 2018, had been the target date to open pot shops in Massachusetts, but no retail licenses have yet been awarded. Washington Post, "For cannabis legalization in New England, it’s a slow burn," 30 June 2018 Faced with obstructive foreigners, China might well find that the target date of Made in China 2025 is overly ambitious. The Economist, "A threatened trade war between China and America may be on hold," 24 May 2018 Employees are typically advised to choose a fund with a target date nearest their 65th birthday. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, "Target date funds surge as more workers put 401(k) plans on autopilot," 5 June 2018 There is no current target date for the DOJ to promulgate website accessibility regulations. Carol Lumpkin And Stephanie Moot, miamiherald, "Is your website ADA-compliant? Avoid becoming a litigation target," 25 June 2018 For now, the target date for the Stratman family is Thursday when Matt will have an MRI to determine the status of his brain injury. Scott Springer,, "Here's how you can support #StratmanStrong around Lakota West, lacrosse community," 18 June 2018 Fresno State president Joseph Castro has said the target date to hire a new athletic director is the end of June, according to the report. Edward Lee,, "Report: Former Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson in running for same position at Fresno State," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of target date

1945, in the meaning defined above

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