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milestone

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaɪl.stəʊn/  us   /-stoʊn/ (UK also milepost)

milestone noun [C] (STONE/POST)

a stone or post at the side of the road that shows the distance to various places, especially to the nearest large town

milestone noun [C] (IMPORTANT EVENT)

an important event in the development or history of something or in someone's life: He felt that moving out of his parents' home was a real milestone in his life.
Translations of “milestone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 碑/地標, 里程碑,里程標…
in Russian веха…
in Turkish önemli olay, dönüm noktası, kilometre taşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碑或地标, 里程碑,里程标…
in Polish wydarzenie, kamień milowy…
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