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timeline

noun [C]     /ˈtaɪmlaɪn/ GRAPHS & CHARTS
a plan or a line that shows the dates when the different stages of an activity or process should be completed: The plan includes a timeline mapping when each step is to be accomplished. There is no timeline in place for the state to offer tax breaks to the automaker to keep jobs in Ohio. an ambitious/tight/detailed timeline a timeline of events/actions/objectivesa timeline for sth Due to a shortage of funding, no timeline has been given for construction.a timeline for doing sth Neither side seems ready to discuss a timeline for resuming talks on a possible five-year contract.set/provide/establish a timeline (for sth) Yesterday, for the first time, the governor established a timeline for addressing the budget deficit.
(Definition of timeline noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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