Definition of timetable noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    timetable

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈtaɪmteɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪmteɪbl//
     
    Train and bus travel, School life
     
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  1. 1  (especially British English) (usually North American English schedule) a list showing the times at which particular events will happen a bus/train timetable (= when they arrive and leave) We have a new timetable each term (= showing the times of each class in school). Sport is no longer so important in the school timetable (= all the subjects that are taught at schools). See related entries: Train and bus travel, School life
  2. 2  a plan of when you expect or hope particular events to happen synonym schedule I have a busy timetable this week (= I have planned to do many things). The government has set out its timetable for the peace talks. Which Word?agenda / diary / schedule / timetable A book with a space for each day where you write down things that you have to do in the future is called a diary or a datebook (North American English) (not an agenda). You may also have a calendar on your desk or hanging up in your room, where you write down your appointments. A diary or a journal is also the record that some people keep of what has happened during the day:The Diary of Anne Frank. In British English your schedule is a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing and a timetable is a list showing the fixed times at which events will happen:a bus/​train timetable. In North American English these are both called a schedule.
  3. Extra examples Implementation of the reforms was kept to a very strict timetable. It said in the timetable that a train was due at 5.30. The administration refused to set out a specific timetable for troop withdrawal. The delegates outlined what they considered a realistic timetable for troop withdrawal. a full timetable of teaching I have a busy schedule/​timetable this week. Sport is no longer so important in the school timetable. We have a new timetable each term. a bus/​flight/​train timetable the government’s timetable for the peace talks

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