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deadline

noun [C] uk   /ˈded.laɪn/ us  
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 for applications was 30 May.
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in Korean 기한…
in Arabic مُهْلة…
in Portuguese prazo…
in Catalan data límit…
in Japanese 締め切り…
in Italian termine di scadenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最後期限, 截止日期…
in Russian крайний срок…
in Turkish bir işin bitirilmesi gereken son tarih, zaman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最后期限, 截止日期…
in Polish termin…
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