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

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timescalenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtaɪm.skeɪl/
the ​period of ​time over which something ​happens: Police ​officers are ​trying to ​construct the timescale ofeventsleading up to the ​murder. What's the timescale for this? (= How ​long will it take?)
(Definition of timescale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"timescale" in Business English

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timescalenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtaɪmskeɪl/
the ​period of ​time that is needed to do an ​activity or ​process: a timescale for sth A ​draftreleased late last night contains no ​firm timescale for ​cuttingemissions.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 ​publicfundingcuts. 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 ​productdevelopment.
(Definition of timescale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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