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

Examples of time line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Given the lagging time line, the shares were down 1.5% to $64.48 at 11:36 a.m. in New York trading. Bailey Lipschultz, Bloomberg.com, "Bristol-Myers Falls on Fear of FDA Delay on Lymphoma Therapy," 5 Nov. 2020 The woman said the company owner has continued to push back the completion time line and has, in her view, breached the contract. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Woman calls police on late lawn care company: Brunswick Hills Township Police Blotter," 2 Nov. 2020 The researchers used the size and age of the craters to create a time line and determined Bennu arrived in its current orbit 1.75 million years ago. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years," 26 Oct. 2020 Health experts, in warnings echoed by Trump’s Democratic opposition, have said the president’s time line is overly optimistic and doesn’t allow the pharmaceutical companies working on the vaccine enough time to finish their human safety trials. John Wildermuth, SFChronicle.com, "Many Californians aren’t eager to get coronavirus vaccine, poll finds," 21 Oct. 2020 The panel’s chairman, Sen. Roger Wicker (R., Miss.), has pushed for the hearing to occur on a short time line. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, "Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Pichai to Testify on Content Policies," 16 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, the Trump administration is still angling for a pre-Election Day vaccine by reportedly blocking new FDA vaccine guidelines that would make that tight time line all but impossible. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for October 6: Trump, Covid-19, SCOTUS, police violence, Kyrgyzstan," 6 Oct. 2020 The Trump administration was blocked from completing the 2020 census on a faster time line after civil rights group complained the plan would undercount minorities. Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s Plan to Wrap up Census Faster Is Blocked by Judge," 25 Sep. 2020 That time line may be optimistic, according to Northland Capital Markets analyst Gus Richard. Ian King, Bloomberg.com, "Nvidia Deal Threatens Arm’s Role as the Switzerland of Chips," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of time line

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Nov 2020

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“Time line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20line. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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