time line

noun

Definition of time line

1 : a table listing important events for successive years within a particular historical period
2 usually timeline \ ˈtīm-​ˌlīn How to pronounce timeline (audio) \ : a schedule of events and procedures : timetable sense 2

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Femia said the time line could be as little as two years, in an obvious nod to the dire implications of the 2020 presidential election. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "The Blood-Dimmed Tide," 16 Sep. 2019 That sale needs to be settled in order to remain on the stated time line of breaking ground in March or April in order to complete stadium construction for the 2022 season. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aztecs football season ticket sales down 15 percent from last season," 26 Aug. 2019 Kubiak, in turn, moved to bring in his long-time line coach Dennison. Albert Breer, SI.com, "Mike Zimmer and the Vikings May Deserve More Hype This Season Than Last," 12 Sep. 2019 Muschietti nevertheless strains to weave the journeys of his seven characters across two time lines while cramming a convoluted surplus of plot into one saga-ending sequel. Jen Yamatostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Overlong ‘It Chapter Two’ confronts scarier evils than Pennywise the clown," 3 Sep. 2019 Gates, a teammate since 2004, had made big plays on the previous drive, leading to a touchdown, and this time lined up versus a so-so pass defender in Daniel Sorensen. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Philip Rivers, a year after finally beating Chiefs, resumes Super Bowl bid," 4 Sep. 2019 The project time line has not been finalized, but construction is expected to be complete by August 2023 with a feeder pattern expected to include Heritage Rose Elementary, Donald Leonetti Elementary and Ronald Thornton Middle School. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Designs unveiled for Fort Bend ISD’s new $189M high school complex," 17 July 2019 Both shoulder surgeries carried with them six-month recovery time lines, and each one of those days passed excruciatingly slowly. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, "USC’s Olaijah Griffin has a spring in his step after surgery on both shoulders," 8 Aug. 2019 No hard-and-fast time lines are cited in board documents. San Diego Union-Tribune, "County floats regional plan for mental health as Tri-City decries threats of state scrutiny," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of time line

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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