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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timelinenoun

    a sequence of related events arranged in chronological order and displayed along a line (usually drawn left to right or top to bottom)


  1. timelinenoun

    a graphical representation of a chronological sequence of events (past or future); a chronology

  2. timelinenoun

    a schedule of activities; a timetable

  3. timelineverb

    To analyse a sequence of events or activities.

  4. timelineverb

    To graphically display such and sequence.


  1. Timeline

    A timeline is a display of a list of events in chronological order. It is typically a graphic design showing a long bar labelled with dates paralleling it, and usually contemporaneous events. Timelines can use any suitable scale representing time, suiting the subject and data; many use a linear scale, in which a unit of distance is equal to a set amount of time. This timescale is dependent on the events in the timeline. A timeline of evolution can be over millions of years, whereas a timeline for the day of the September 11 attacks can take place over minutes, and that of an explosion over milliseconds. While many timelines use a linear timescale—especially where very large or small timespans are relevant -- logarithmic timelines entail a logarithmic scale of time; some "hurry up and wait" chronologies are depicted with zoom lens metaphors.


  1. Timeline

    Timeline is a 2003 science fiction adventure film directed by Richard Donner, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. A team of present-day archaeologists are sent back in time to rescue their professor from medieval France in the middle of a battle. It stars Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, David Thewlis and Anna Friel among others. Jerry Goldsmith composed the original score, which would have been his last before his death in 2004, but it was replaced with a new score by Brian Tyler, after the first cut was re-edited and Goldsmith's increasing health problems did not allow him to continue. The film was poorly received by critics and fans of the book and was a box office failure.

Editors Contribution

  1. timeline

    A chronological order of time.

    The timeline for their project was accurate, just and logical.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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  1. ilmenite

  2. line item

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timeline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timeline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of timeline in a Sentence

  1. Congress One source:

    The Biden administration inherited a deadline without a clear plan of how to get there, but they then undertook their own review. And in April, Biden decided to go ahead with it and delayed the withdrawal timeline, so they did not exactly take the blueprint they were given in that regard.

  2. Curtis Smith:

    The timeline now is just to make sure the rigs are ready to go.

  3. Barack Obama:

    The timeline for a withdrawal down to a embassy center presence, a normalization of our presence in Afghanistan, remains the end of 2016, so that hasn't changed. Our transition out of a combat role has not changed.

  4. Richard Neal:

    We remain committed to working diligently with Ambassador Lighthizer on this agreement. The timeline for consideration of the revised deal depends on the administration's willingness to negotiate with us in good faith to address House Democrats' concerns.

  5. Jason Rantz:

    I don't think that Joe Biden and this administration expected Russia to invade Ukraine at that exact moment. And even if they did, at some point, you're going to have to release the information, you're going to have to release the name and do this press conference, so it was kind of lose-lose for a nomination process. I don't think it was intentional… to try to hide any of this. I think it just so happened to be the timeline.

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