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deadline

noun [C] uk   /ˈded.laɪn/ us  
B2 a time or day by which something must be done: There's no way I can meet that deadline. We're working to a tight deadline (= we do not have much time to finish the work). I'm afraid you've missed the deadline - the deadline for applications was 30 May.Schedules and agendasLists and catalogues
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