Definition of timescale in English:



  • The time allowed for or taken by a process or sequence of events.

    ‘climatic changes on a timescale of tens of thousands of years’
    • ‘The atmospheres of these stars pulsate in a very regular cycle, on timescales ranging from 2 days to a few months.’
    • ‘New timescales highlighted an autumn 2005 deadline for the council to decide whether or not to contractually commit to the scheme.’
    • ‘In view of this, previously proposed timescales for evolutionary events may need to be reassessed.’
    • ‘One of the main issues of a lot of the grievances is communications within the whole process, the timescales.’
    • ‘He could not put a timescale on the process, but added that the receivers were optimistic.’
    • ‘This gives an idea of the effective timescales of the processes probed in the present simulations.’
    • ‘Due to the short timescale involved, no postal applications can be accepted.’
    • ‘By this time, he said, a night shift was in operation and it was difficult to conform to the conditions in the timescale allowed.’
    • ‘They can all be addressed in very short timescales if they are deemed to be critical.’
    • ‘The shortest of those timescales is that of the pregnancy itself.’
    • ‘Now I would be guessing, but is it to do with the generally shorter timescales between the beginning of the proceedings and a hearing date arriving?’
    • ‘Again, on long timescales and large length scales, the dynamics is just diffusion with drift.’
    • ‘Bury College is fully aware of this process and the timescales involved.’
    • ‘It goes without saying that little of substance can be thrashed out in such short timescales.’
    • ‘However, such mutation must be considered in analysis of processes on longer timescales.’
    • ‘But the timescale of events it envisioned is almost exactly what has occurred in the dispute.’
    • ‘The design business is built on pressure - working to short deadlines and unreasonable timescales.’
    • ‘Such molecular-scale relaxation processes occur over subnanosecond timescales.’
    • ‘One of the three timescales even allowed the estimation of the fracture size: about five kilometres across.’
    • ‘Lesser extinction episodes have taken place as well, at timescales of tens of millions of years.’
    full length, length of time, time, time span, time scale, period, term, span, spell, stretch, fullness, length, extent, continuation, continuance, perpetuation, prolongation
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