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[tahym-tey-buh l] /ˈtaɪmˌteɪ bəl/
a schedule showing the times at which railroad trains, airplanes, etc., arrive and depart.
any schedule or plan designating the times at or within which certain things occur or are scheduled to occur:
a timetable of coming musical events; a timetable of space research.
  1. a university or college catalog listing all classes taught during a school semester, along with the time that each class is held, the instructor's name, etc.
  2. a student's class schedule or course of study during a school semester.
Origin of timetable
First recorded in 1830-40; time + table Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He even sent out a timetable to the city for the benefit of intending tourists.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • In a rash moment I ventured to concentrate my whole attention on the timetable.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • Winthrop sauntered down to the deserted office and secured a timetable.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • A timetable is worked out by the group, not imposed upon it.

  • No timetable was at hand: he simply asked her to use his hand to tell him what time the train was due.

British Dictionary definitions for timetable


a list or table of events arranged according to the time when they take place; schedule
(transitive) to include in or arrange according to a timetable
(intransitive) to draw up a timetable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for timetable

1838, originally of railway trains, from time (n.) + table (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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