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deadline

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.

NounEdit

deadline (plural deadlines)

  1. A date on or before which something must be completed.
    I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!
  2. (archaic) A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.
  3. (archaic) A line that does not move.
  4. (archaic) A boundary around a prison, prisoners crossing which would be shot.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

deadline (third-person singular simple present deadlines, present participle deadlining, simple past and past participle deadlined)

  1. (military) To render an item non-mission-capable; to ground an aircraft, etc.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

deadline

  1. (colloquial) deadline

DeclensionEdit

The declension of this word is problematic. Joukahainen recommends nalle-type declension, presumably based on the spelling of the word:

On the other hand, nalle-declension does not fit with the pronunciation, which would rather indicate risti-type declension. It would probably be advisable to avoid using this word in written communication, and use Finnish synonyms instead.

SynonymsEdit