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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Instead, Congress gave the Fed a precise number (zero), a source from which the data should come (the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and a target date (1988). Amar Bhidé, WSJ, "Congress Should Set the Fed’s Inflation Target—Ideally at Zero," 6 Nov. 2018 The company expects those discussions to end relatively soon, as its plan to merge all three systems shows late 2019 or early 2020 as a target date. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Wants to Smash Three of Its Biggest Apps Together," 25 Jan. 2019 Twitter first announced the shutdown in April, with a target date of June 19th. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Twitter officially kills off key features in third-party apps," 16 Aug. 2018 State officials who had planned to open Phoenix before the state fiscal year ends on Saturday haven’t disclosed a new target date. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Pa.'s $400 million prison opening delayed," 29 June 2018 The European Union on Tuesday set a target date to begin membership talks with Macedonia next year but warned the country would have to vigorously pursue domestic reforms for negotiations to start in earnest. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "EU Targets Next Year for Accession Talks With Macedonia After Name Change," 26 June 2018 The data also won’t be used to target dating service users with ads on other Facebook services, like Instagram or WhatsApp. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Why Facebook Won't Put Ads on Its Dating App," 7 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of target date

1945, in the meaning defined above

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