timetable time‧ta‧ble [ˈtaɪmˌteɪbl] noun [countable]
1. a plan giving dates and times when events will take place or things must be done; = SCHEDULE:

• It is your responsibility to produce the report according to the timetable agreed with us.

timetable for

• They drew up a timetable for the development of a prototype.

2. TRAVEL a list of the times at which buses, trains, planes etc arrive and leave; = SCHEDULE AmE:

• A full railway timetable is available on the Internet.

— timetabled adjective :

• Penalties are paid by operating companies for failing to run timetabled trains.

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timetable UK US /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbl/ noun [C]
a plan of the dates when something should happen or when the different parts of a process or activity should be completed: a timetable for (doing) sth »

What is the timetable for completing the merger?


There is no timetable as yet for installation of all the facilities at the new science center.

set/give/announce a timetable »

Aid organizations are accusing G8 countries of failing to set a clear timetable for increasing aid.

a timetable to do sth »

Ernst & Young has set a six-month timetable to make a decision.


a specific/strict/detailed timetable

See also SCHEDULE(Cf. ↑schedule) noun
(US also schedule) TRANSPORT a list of the times when buses, trains, or planes leave and arrive: »

a bus/train/railway timetable

timetable UK US /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbl/ verb [T, usually passive]
to make a plan of the dates for something to happen or the different parts of a process or activity to be completed: be timetabled for sth »

Elections are timetabled for the second half of next year.


The firm has timetabled an aggressive series of product launches.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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