(n.) = chronogram. Ex: Chronograms, which work by assigning numerical values to letters, were a popular contemporary genre with a vaguely prophetic import. (n.) = timeline [time line] ; time scale [timescale] ; time frame [timeframe] ; schedule. Ex: This article describes a city-wide communications network, looks behind the scenes at how it was developed, and summarises what was learned from creating the system on a tight timeline. Ex: An appendix outlines the timescale of the whole project. Ex: This not only gives the decision maker an idea of the time frame involved but also aids in identifying potential weaknesses. Ex: The head librarian had set up a timetable of activities for her in advance and topics and schedules for the courses she would teach at the library school.