target date


Definition of target date

: 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 Meanwhile, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that more than half of Arkansans as of Friday had received at least one vaccine dose -- meeting a goal set by Hutchinson but missing his target date by 11 days. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 14 Aug. 2021 Google, which is requiring office workers to have vaccines, also pushed back its target date for an office return , from Sept. 1 to Oct. 18. Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 Since Cincinnati Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen injured his hamstring on July 17 while running the bases, his target date to return to the Reds bullpen kept changing. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 2 Aug. 2021 The move from the city came after weeks of the mayor’s administration keeping mum on whether Chicago will push up its previous target date of July 4 for a full opening. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 4 June 2021 Governor Charlie Baker initially set July 4 as his target date for immunizing 4.1 million residents, a number representing nearly 74 percent of those in Massachusetts over 18, according to a US Census population estimate., 29 May 2021 Slim’s construction company was part of a multi-national consortium that participated in the four-year construction of Line 12, which was completed 10 months after its target date. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 With rapidly falling case counts and hospitalizations, California may be speeding toward its June 15 reopening target date. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2021 With his new target date for completing the drawdown in Afghanistan, Mr. Biden will miss a May 1 deadline for full withdrawal set by the Trump administration under an agreement with the Taliban last year. CBS News, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of target date

1945, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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“Target date.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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