Definition of time frame in English:

time frame


  • A specified period of time in which something occurs or is planned to take place.

    ‘the work had to be done in a time frame of fourteen working days’
    • ‘I think that two years is a reasonable time frame to make my dream a reality.’
    • ‘Being as specific as possible with the time frame will help the plan be successful.’
    • ‘Unless we move to build it within a reasonable time frame this money will have to be repaid to the developers.’
    • ‘How confident are you that these concerns can be resolved within a reasonable time frame?’
    • ‘Those who are involved in potential deals must try to bring them to a conclusion in a reasonable time frame.’
    • ‘There's so much we wanted to do, but we knew we just couldn't manage it all in a reasonable time frame.’
    • ‘A time frame of three months has been set for the groups to submit their respective reports.’
    • ‘He said the reason for this was that there is a time frame of about ten years between infection and death.’
    • ‘They then have the option of taking up those shares at a later date, usually within a specified time frame.’
    • ‘Public information must also be provided within a short time frame to relatives and friends of victims.’
    • ‘This is for having failed to pour the concrete floor within its scheduled time frame.’
    • ‘These results lead to an analysis that is based on the time frame of the intervals studied.’
    • ‘Perhaps I am only concerned that I act within a certain time frame, and any particular moment is as good as any other.’
    • ‘Certainly, physical construction work is required to be completed by the Contractor within a time frame.’
    • ‘Set within the time frame of the afternoon drive, the film engages in a steady stream of flashbacks.’
    • ‘There are others who continue to suggest an interim agreement, usually within a time frame.’
    • ‘I thank members on that committee for considering this bill within a short time frame.’
    • ‘If the money is not forthcoming within the relevant time frame, the visa is cancelled.’
    • ‘The time frame for our study was 4.7 years, the mean duration of patient follow up.’
    • ‘The detainee is allowed to go to work in the morning and to come home at night within a set time frame.’


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