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timeline

or time line

[ tahym-lahyn ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn /
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noun
a linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred.
a schedule; timetable.
Digital Technology.
  1. a collection of online posts or updates associated with a specific social media account, in reverse chronological order.
  2. timeline bar.
an alternate reality in which events unfold differently, often beginning at a single identifiable moment of divergence that establishes a distinct but recognizable parallel existence:My free-love hippie mom just got engaged to a hedge fund manager—what timeline am I living in?We’re stuck in the darkest timeline, trapped in a dystopian nightmare.See also parallel universe (def. 3).
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Origin of timeline

First recorded in 1950–55; time + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for timeline

timeline
/ (ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn) /

noun
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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