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or time line

[tahym-lahyn] /ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn/
a linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred.
a schedule; timetable.
Digital Technology. a collection of online posts or updates associated with a specific social-media account, in reverse chronological order.
Origin of timeline
1950-55 Unabridged
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  • A second pencil electrically connected to a clock traces a time line on the diagram with a kick at every thirty seconds.

  • Many of the subjects visualize a time line in the form of a curve.

  • We think we've spotted the time line the Organization's using as a base.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • There was something odd about the list of time line designations.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • Death is so traumatic and final that it reverberates back along the time line.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • Hamlets A and B have probably been heavily bombarded at the time line was established and have been evacuated by the civilians.

    Handy War Guide for My Company Andr Godefroy Lionel Hanguillart
  • He woke, the list of time line designations in his hand, when the conveyor rematerialized on Home time line.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • I own the whole island, on that time line, and you can always be reached in a hurry if anything comes up.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for time line


a graphic representation showing the passage of time as a line
a time frame during which something is scheduled to happen
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