Meaning of DEADLINE in English

DEADLINE

n.

Pronunciation: - ˌ l ī n

Function: noun

Date: 1864

1 : a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot

2 a : a date or time before which something must be done b : the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication

– on deadline or under deadline : with the requirement of meeting a deadline <working on deadline >

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