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milestone

noun [C]
 
 
/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 medical research'.
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 withdraw support.
Translations of “milestone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 碑/地標, 里程碑,里程標…
in Russian веха…
in Turkish önemli olay, dönüm noktası, kilometre taşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碑或地标, 里程碑,里程标…
in Polish wydarzenie, kamień milowy…
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