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schedule

noun
 
 
/ˈʃedjuːl/ US   /ˈskedʒuːl/
[C] a plan of activities or tasks together with the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done: a hectic/tight/busy schedule The company will cut its first-quarter production schedule by 4%. It's important that we have a flexible work schedule.design/plan a schedule First and foremost you should plan a schedule for the project. keep to/work to/have a schedule a schedule of activities/events/meetings →  Compare timetable noun
[C] US TRANSPORT a list of the times when buses, trains, and planes leave and arrive: a bus/train schedule →  Compare timetable noun
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a list of television or radio programmes that are broadcast at particular times: television schedules We are looking at ways to improve the daytime schedule.
[C] a formal list: a schedule of prices/rates
[C] LAW, INSURANCE an official list of things that are affected by a legal or insurance agreement: The paintings were added to the insurance schedule.
ahead of schedule early: The meeting finished ahead of schedule. If things continue to run ahead of schedule, construction could be finished two months early.
on schedule at the right time, not early or late: The group remains on schedule to open six new outlets in the second half.
fall behind schedule to do less work than you planned to do by a particular point in time: The project started six months late and continued to fall behind schedule.
according to schedule at the time or in the way that was planned: If everything goes according to schedule, work will be complete in December.
→  See also aging schedule , earnings schedule , employee schedule , tax schedule
(Definition of schedule noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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