time line


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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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 And when the secrets are out and the collective experience is splintered into a million different time lines, that power takes a big hit. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Spoiler alert: Why binge-watching ‘Stranger Things’ is a TV nightmare," 10 July 2019 Meanwhile, the country’s National Assembly this week passed legislation that starts to define how donations will be collected and a time line for fixing up the cathedral that draws about 12 million visitors a year. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "A rooftop pool for Notre Dame? Here’s what Paris’ beloved landmark could look like," 9 July 2019 On display were flat-screen TVs, time lines, rescue equipment, a mini statue of Saman and a wall of tweets from people like Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg. Max Marshall, SI.com, "Mining the Miracle," 26 June 2019 Photo: Getty Boeing has said its XLR competitor plane would be ready by 2025, but analysts say its 737 MAX crisis could delay the time line. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "American Airlines Orders 50 Airbus Jets, in Blow to Boeing," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of time line

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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