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 The comments possibly hint at December being the new target date for restarting sailings in some U.S. ports. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "More Major Cruise Lines Cancel Sailings Through November," 7 Oct. 2020 And there’s still no target date to complete the cleanup. NBC News, "'We've been forgotten': In Newark, N.J., a toxic Superfund site faces growing climate threats," 1 Oct. 2020 Koh is holding a hearing on Friday to determine whether the Trump administration violated her order by putting out a statement that Oct. 5 was a target date for ending the census or whether it should be held in contempt. Mike Schneider, Star Tribune, "Census takers: We're being told to finish early, cut corners," 30 Sep. 2020 The European Union wanted Chinese greenhouse-gas emissions to peak by 2025 instead of the country’s target date of 2030. Jess Shankleman,, "China Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2060 and Tighter Climate Goal," 22 Sep. 2020 Eastern time on Tuesday documents related to the decision to set Oct. 5 as a target date for wrapping up self-response and field enumerations. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "Census Bureau announces new ‘target date’ of Oct. 5 to finish 2020 Census count," 29 Sep. 2020 The target date for federal criminal trials — where there are often multiple defendants and a greater number of jurors are seated through a more arduous process — is early November in Hartford. Edmund H. Mahony,, "For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, jury trials return to Connecticut courts with a new look, beginning Monday," 21 Sep. 2020 Team owner Robert Sarver had an initial Aug. 1 target date at the groundbreaking ceremony last November. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix Suns hopeful $45-million practice facility is completed in October," 19 Sep. 2020 The county is looking at Oct. 19 as a target date to shift to a hybrid model of remote and in-person instruction, though that is contingent on certain COVID-19 measures being met and will be discussed at future board meetings. Megan Woodward,, "'It was kind of overwhelming’: Carroll County students, teachers adapting during unprecedented first day of school," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of target date

1945, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Target date.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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