target date


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The project started in 2018, with an original target date of one phase opening in 2021 and another in 2022, according to Airline Weekly. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2023 The Baltimore County Board of Education also considered a motion at its meeting Tuesday that would instead make masks optional on March 1, which aligned with the target date that the State Board of Education recommended to legislators this week. Lillian Reed,, 23 Feb. 2022 In late October, the First District Court of Appeals unanimously upheld Schulman’s preliminary injunction that drivers should be employees, with a January 2021 target date. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Aug. 2021 OceanSky's plan envisages its fleet growing to more than 100 airships within 10 years, with the target date for the first expedition in 2023 or 2024. Miquel Ros, CNN, 18 Aug. 2021 Be clear with the target date and pin down other check-in dates to review expenses, accounts, and other financial tools to stay on track. Time, 4 Aug. 2021 Although the 2045 target date didn’t change, lawmakers set more aggressive interim goals of 90% clean energy by 2035 and 95% by 2040. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2022 The funds are not designed for a lump-sum redemption at the target date and do not guarantee a particular level of income. T. Rowe Price Contributor, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 The season’s target date for opening is traditionally Dec. 1, but has faced many delays in recent years. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Target date.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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