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Deadline vs. Overdue

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Deadlinenoun

A date on or before which something must be completed.

‘I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!’;

Overdueadjective

Late; especially, past a deadline or too late to fulfill a need.

‘his library books were three days overdue;’; ‘my car is overdue for an oil change;’; ‘she finally left on a long overdue vacation’;

Deadlinenoun

(archaic) A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.

Overdueadjective

Due and more than due; delayed beyond the proper time of arrival, payment, return, etc.; as, an overdue vessel; an overdue note; a book overdue at the library; an overdue payment.

Deadlinenoun

(archaic) A line that does not move. en

Overdueadjective

past due; not paid at the scheduled time;

‘an overdue installment’; ‘a delinquent account’;

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Deadlinenoun

(archaic) A boundary around a prison, prisoners crossing which would be shot.

Deadlineverb

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

Deadlinenoun

the point in time at which something must be completed

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