Timeline


Timeline

A timeline is a graphical representation of a chronological sequence of events, also referred to as a chronology. It can also mean a schedule of activities, such as a timetable.

Overview

Timelines can be made by era, century, year, month, week, day and even an hour. Timelines can be made for one person, group, city, or even country. In a timeline, there are dots which represent the most important events in the life. The timelines can be drawn or digital-made. Their length can vary. Timelines can be researched too. By researching a timeline, the researcher can learn the major events happened inside the time.

It can be defined as a linear representation of the progress of an animation from the first to the last frame or a chronological outline of certain historical events and experiences. Timeline does not include the all of the events but only the events that will change at least one thing concrete or abstract. Timelines also can exclude few years for the pattern.

For example, if a timeline has a pattern of 40 years, it will not show the tenth, twenieth, thirtieth, and fiftieth. But it will show only their lines in the timeline.

Types of timeline

* Living graph
* Logarithmic timeline
** Detailed logarithmic timeline

ee also

*List of timelines

References

External links

* [http://www.datesofhistory.com World History Database]
* [http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/13/timelines.php A Timeline of Timelines]
* [http://www.timelines.info Timelines.info] Graphical timelines of world history
* [http://www.wikitimescale.org WikiTimeScale, Wiki for graphical illustration of historic events, persons and so on.]
* [http://www.historyexplorer.net Historical Timelines]
* [http://www.historicaltimeline.com Examples]
* [http://www.allofme.com AllofMe] - Some interactive timelines.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • timeline — UK US /ˈtaɪmlaɪn/ noun [C] GRAPHS & CHARTS ► a plan or a line that shows the dates when the different stages of an activity or process should be completed: »The plan includes a timeline mapping when each step is to be accomplished. »There is no… …   Financial and business terms

  • Timeline — bezeichnet: Zeitstrahl Timeline (Roman) Timeline (Film) TimeLine (Software), eine deutsche Enterprise Resource Planning Software Timeline 3D, eine Software für Mac OS X zum Erstellen von Diagrammen und Animationen Zeitbalken, ein Fenster in Audio …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Timeline 3D — Entwickler BEEDOCS Aktuelle Version (3.0.30) (Sommer 2011) Betriebssystem Mac OS X Kategorie Präsentationsprogramm Lizenz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Timeline — ● Título original: Timeline ● País y año: EE.UU. (2003) ● Género: C.Ficción ● Fecha del estreno: 05/12/2003 Duración: 116 ● Ficha artística de la película ● Director: Richard Donner ● Actor / Actriz: Paul Walker, Frances O Connor, Gerard Butler,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • timeline — [tīm′līn΄] n. 1. a chart, table, etc. of historical dates and events in chronological order, typically including summaries and illustrations 2. any chronological summary or listing of historical or planned events: Also written time line * * *… …   Universalium

  • Timeline —   [dt. »Zeitskala«], optische Darstellung des zeitlichen Ablaufs einer Videosequenz, die bei der Videobearbeitung als Orientierung dient. * * * Time|line [ taɪmlaɪn], das; [s], s [engl. time line = Darstellung eines Zeitablaufs in Linienform, zu …   Universal-Lexikon

  • timeline — [tīm′līn΄] n. 1. a chart, table, etc. of historical dates and events in chronological order, typically including summaries and illustrations 2. any chronological summary or listing of historical or planned events: Also written time line …   English World dictionary

  • timeline — [[t]ta͟ɪmlaɪn[/t]] timelines also time line 1) N COUNT A timeline is a visual representation of a sequence of events, especially historical events. A unique 13,000 word timeline runs through the full colour volume, detailing events from the Earth …   English dictionary

  • timeline — UK [ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms timeline : singular timeline plural timelines 1) American a plan of when something should happen or how much time something should take a timeline for the completion of the project 2) a line… …   English dictionary

  • timeline — time|line [ˈtaımlaın] n 1.) a plan for when things will happen or how long you think something will take ▪ The timeline for the project is optimistic. 2.) a line showing the order in which events happened …   Dictionary of contemporary English