timescale

noun time·scale \ ˈtīm-ˌskāl \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of timescale

: an arrangement of events used as a measure of the relative or absolute duration or antiquity of a period of history or geologic or cosmic time

Examples of timescale in a Sentence

  1. When considered on the 4.6 billion year timescale of the Earth, our lives can seem insignificant.

  2. What is the timescale for completion of the work?

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First Known Use of timescale

1890

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  • : a period of time whose size can be compared to other periods of time


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