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"deadline" in British English

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deadlinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈded.laɪn/
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 forapplications was 30 May.

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(Definition of deadline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deadline" in American English

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deadlinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈdedˌlɑɪn/
a ​time or ​day by which something must be done: The deadline for ​filingincometaxes is ​April 15th.
(Definition of deadline from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deadline" in Business English

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deadlinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdedlaɪn/
the ​time or ​date by which something must be done: The ​application deadline is February 16.a deadline of March 21/5 o'clock/next Thursday, etc. We have already ​agreed a deadline of July 1 2011.a July/Monday/midnight deadline 900,000 ​applications were handed in by yesterday's noon deadline. The deadline forbids was yesterday lunchtime.a deadline to do sth They have been given a 12-month deadline to ​create a ​plan for the ​region.a strict/tight deadline We had a very ​tight deadline to ​keep to on the ​project and things were getting tense.set/give a deadline They have set us a deadline of 30 July to ​pay the ​money.meet/make a deadline She was worried that they would not ​meet the deadline and that ​penalties would be ​imposed. We ​hit delays and ​asked to extend the deadline. If you miss the deadline your ​application cannot be considered.a deadline approaches/looms The deadline was ​looming and things were getting tense in the ​office.
(Definition of deadline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deadline”
in Arabic مُهْلة…
in Korean 기한…
in Portuguese prazo…
in Catalan data límit…
in Japanese 締め切り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最后期限, 截止日期…
in Turkish bir işin bitirilmesi gereken son tarih, zaman…
in Russian крайний срок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最後期限, 截止日期…
in Italian termine di scadenza…
in Polish termin…
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