milestone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"milestone" in British English

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milestonenoun [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 ​variousplaces, ​especially to the ​nearestlargetown

milestone noun [C] (IMPORTANT EVENT)

an ​importantevent 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.
(Definition of milestone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"milestone" in American English

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milestonenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑɪlˌstoʊn/
an ​importantevent in the development or ​history of something or in someone’s ​life: We’ve been ​married now for 20 ​years, a ​real milestone.
(Definition of milestone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"milestone" in Business English

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milestonenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmaɪlstəʊn/
(also milepost) an important ​event in the ​development or ​history of something or in someone's ​life: The ​opening of a ​branch in New York ​represented an important milestone for the ​company.a milestone in sth They described the discovery as 'a milestone in ​medicalresearch'.
a ​time when a ​piece of ​work must be ​finished or something must be ​achieved: In Monday mornings, we would set milestones for the week. If they don't meet the first milestone, you ​withdrawsupport.
(Definition of milestone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “milestone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 碑或地标, 里程碑,里程标…
in Turkish önemli olay, dönüm noktası, kilometre taşı…
in Russian веха…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碑/地標, 里程碑,里程標…
in Polish wydarzenie, kamień milowy…
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