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"time limit" in British English

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time limitnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
the ​greatestlength of ​time someone is ​allowed to ​spend doing something: We've set a ​timelimit of ten ​minutes for each child's ​turn on the ​trampoline. There's a 3-hour ​timelimit on Internet use in the ​library.
(Definition of time limit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"time limit" in Business English

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time limitnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​date or ​time by which something must be done or completed: within a time limit If a ​deal is not ​reached within the ​timelimit, the ​firms involved will set up an ​auction.a time limit for doing sth You should ​paycloseattention to any relevant ​timelimits for ​pursuing your ​statutoryrights.a time limit for sth Current ​rulesoutlinetimelimits for the ​tenderoffer.a 30-day/12-month/5-year etc. time limit Section 11 of the ​Actprovides a three-year ​timelimit for ​personalinjuryclaims. a strict/​specific/​recommendedtimelimitset/put/impose a time limit (on sth) At ​present, ​legislation does not ​impose any ​timelimit on the Revenue in ​terms of the ​time it ​takes to ​process an ​application. The National Business Conduct Committee may extend or shorten ​timelimits prescribed by the Code for the ​filing of any ​papers.a time limit expires Any ​documentssubmitted after the ​timelimitexpires will not be considered ​valid.
(Definition of time limit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “time limit”
in Chinese (Simplified) 时限,期限…
in Chinese (Traditional) 時限,期限…
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