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 time line (audio) \ : a schedule of events and procedures : timetable sense 2

Examples of time line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These scientists focus on the time line: since 1900, the human life span has increased by thirty years—and so, as a consequence, have cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Orthopedic surgeons and an NBA athletic trainer in August said that the usual recovery time line for an injury such as Leonard’s can last nine months to one year, though athletes have also returned sooner. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2021 The day-by-day, hour-by-hour, and then minute-by-minute time line returns when the exhibition turns to the hijackers. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 Sep. 2021 The Biden administration has not provided a time line on next steps. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 The recent arrival of defender Tyler Blackett to FC Cincinnati was more than a year in the making, but the time line extended to 12 months because the club couldn't close a deal on Blackett in August of 2020. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 2 Sep. 2021 These scientists focus on the time line: since 1900, the human life span has increased by thirty years—and so, as a consequence, have cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 At least one Milwaukee alderman has criticized the utility for the duration of the outages and called for a more specific restoration time line from We Energies. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Aug. 2021 The Biden administration has not provided a time line on next steps. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of time line

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Oct 2021

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“Time line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20line. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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