Definition of timetable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtīmˌtābəl/


1A chart showing the departure and arrival times of trains, buses, or planes.
Example sentences
  • The Mourne Rambler local bus service has made some minor alterations to its timetable with departure and arrival times varying slightly from the summer schedule.
  • Passengers will benefit from timetables linked to train departures at the nearby railway station.
  • Arriva is already running buses after cutting its timetable by 80 trains a day last October because of a shortage of drivers.
1.1A plan of times at which events are scheduled to take place, especially toward a particular end: the timetable for a military coup
More example sentences
  • The steering committee is tasked with making schedules for legislators to assist them in planning their work timetables, whether it be for an entire year, semester or a single meeting session.
  • More than 1,500 programmes are printed each year, helping to provide a timetable of events but also raise funds for the festival committee.
  • As well as laying out the timetable of events, sales of programmes also raise funds for the festival committee.


[with object]
Schedule (something) to take place at a particular time: German lessons were timetabled on Wednesday and Friday
More example sentences
  • The programme has angered rail watchdogs who accuse struggling Railtrack of timetabling the various closures disastrously.
  • Towards the start of GCSE examinations in May, timetabled lessons are geared towards revision and teaching youngsters revision skills.
  • The changes include timetabling important votes on Thursday afternoons, at a time when many MPs with constituencies outside London have normally left parliament for the weekend.

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Syllabification: time·ta·ble

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