the point in time at which something must be completed
A date on or before which something must be completed.
I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!
A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.
A line which doesn't move.
A boundary around a prison.
Origin: The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.
A crystal clear, communicated, understood and specific day, date and time that a specific act, project or task must be completed.
The project deadline for the creation of the housing estate was crystal clear, communicated, understood and specific.
A crystal clear, communicated, understood and specific day, date and time that data, figures, information, statistics, evidence or facts must be completed, changed, updated or input by a person or emailed to another person.
The finance coordinator set the deadline for end of month accounts a day before her deadline to ensure the information was received effectively and she had the time to input her financial data onto the accounts system.
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Rank popularity for the word 'deadline' in Nouns Frequency: #2835
The numerical value of deadline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of deadline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- الموعد النهائيArabic
- termín, uzávěrkaCzech
- Frist, Termin, StichtagGerman
- requisito, compromiso, fecha límiteSpanish
- takaraja, deadline, määräaikaFinnish
- date butoir, date limite, échéanceFrench
- ceann-amaScottish Gaelic
- tenggat waktuIndonesian
- 締め切り, 期限, デッドラインJapanese
- nieprzekraczalny terminPolish
- timp limităRomanian
- дедлайн, последний срок, срок, крайний срокRussian
- рок, термин, termin, rokSerbo-Croatian
- tidsfrist, deadlineSwedish
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