Definitions (2)

1.General: Line drawn on a suitable scale (days, months, years, centuries, eons) on which key historical, planned, or projected events and periods are marked in the sequence of their occurrence.
2.Project management: One of several horizontal lines in a job chart (each drawn at specific points in time) to relate the completion of two or more jobs to the start of one or more other jobs. First timeline is the start line and the last one is the finish line.

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  • When the police looked closely at the timeline of events, they determined that the suspect was innocent of the crime since he was at work.

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  • The girls drew up a timeline to determine when and where they might have left their valuables after a night of partying.

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  • The man was wondering what the exact timeline was between him signing up for the site and receiving his first payout.

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