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