milestone

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Etymology[edit]

mile +‎ stone.

Noun[edit]

milestone (plural milestones)

  1. A stone milepost (or by extension in other materials), one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median.
  2. An important event in a person's life or career, in the history of a nation, in the life of some project, etc.
    • 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 171: 
      Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.

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Verb[edit]

milestone (third-person singular simple present milestones, present participle milestoning, simple past and past participle milestoned)

  1. To place milestones along (a road, etc.).
  2. To plan out a project as a series of major steps.

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