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timescale

noun [C]     /ˈtaɪmskeɪl/
the period of time that is needed to do an activity or process: a timescale for sth A draft released late last night contains no firm timescale for cutting emissions.set/give/determine a timescale The SEC has not yet set a timescale for registration of the new funds.within/in/over a timescale You have the right to cancel your order if it fails to show within the timescale specified.put a timescale on sth At present, we are unable to put a timescale on public funding cuts. a long/short/fixed timescale a reasonable/tight/agreed timescalea 90-day/12-month/30-year, etc. timescale Biotech companies typically have a 10 to 15-year timescale for product development.
(Definition of timescale noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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