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 \ : a schedule of events and procedures : timetable sense 2

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Trafficking lawsuits against online businesses—notably Backpage.com, a classified-ad site—have usually been tossed out of court because of the immunity law, with tech groups at times lining up in support of Backpage.com. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Senate Approves Bill Limiting Immunity for Internet Firms in Sex-Trafficking Cases," 21 Mar. 2018 In March Kitty Hawk—a start-up run by Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page—introduced its Cora autonomous air taxi, which the company plans to launch first in New Zealand, although no official time line has been released. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, "Here's What's Needed for Self-Flying Taxis and Delivery Drones to Really Take Off," 15 May 2018 If the measure advances beyond the committee and the full UG Commission, city staff will develop final cost estimates in October and work out a construction time line. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "New location, operator for downtown Kansas City, Kan., grocery store revealed," 10 July 2018 Exhibit ends in '60s The Museum Center time line ends with the Avondale riots of 1967 and 1968 during the turbulent civil rights movement. John Kiesewetter, Cincinnati.com, "Civil unrest woven into city's history," 8 June 2018 Barry kept reconstructing the time line over and over again. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 Those visions of the early 1920s, known as Ville Contemporaine, Plan Voisin, and Ville Radieuse slipped into an alternate time line, one our version of Paris, and the world, will never see. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018 But a new time line released Thursday shows provisional licenses awarded for processing in June, testing labs in early May and dispensaries in mid-May. Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com, "Not all Ohio medical marijuana growers, dispensaries will open by September deadline to be 'fully operational,' state says," 5 Apr. 2018 Fields said he was not allowed to discuss other issues related to the project including time lines or cost of the acquisition. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "North Aurora approves housing development on former Fox Valley Golf Course," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of time line

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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