time line


: a table listing important events for successive years within a particular historical period
usually timeline : a schedule of events and procedures : timetable sense 2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration has not provided a time line for when those restrictions will lift, raising concern among border communities that rely in part on cross-border travel to fuel their economies. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 7 July 2021 The basic time line appears to be this: On November 2nd, a week before the midterm elections, Biden’s personal lawyers, who were packing up his office at the Penn Biden Center, found Obama Administration documents, some of them marked as classified. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2023 Given the time line of events in between the last season and this one—the pandemic, the escalating violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict—when was this season written? Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 19 Oct. 2022 So our time line, which usually runs in a straight line, has a fork in the road and splits. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2021 The safe haven is the first of three planned for other areas of the county, but no time line or locations have been announced. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2022 With a time line of 41 events the science team at OSU has now calculated that the California–Oregon end of Cascadia’s fault has a 37 percent chance of producing a major earthquake in the next 50 years. Jerry Thompson, Discover Magazine, 12 Mar. 2012 Nebraska kept a triangle of defenders in the backcourt, leading to a trap near the time line and a high-arcing pass to the other side of the court. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Jan. 2023 Like the branches of a tree, one time line can give rise to a multiverse of other time lines. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of time line was in 1951

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“Time line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20line. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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