Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Timetabling

  • Michael W. Carter
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_1047

DEFINITION

Most dictionaries do not include the word timetabling as a single word. Word processors will flag it as a spelling error. It is often listed as either two words (time table) or hyphenated (as time-table). The Oxford English Dictionary defines a timetable as:

A tabular list or schedule of times at which successive things are to be done or happen, or of the times occupied in the parts of some process. spec. a. A printed table or book of tables showing the times of arrival and departure of railway trains at and from the stations; also a similar table of times of arrival and departure of passenger boats or other public conveyances. b. A chart used in railway traffic offices, showing by means of cross lines, in one direction representing hours and minutes and in the other miles, the position of the various trains at any given moment. c. A time-sheet on which a record is kept of the time worked by each employee. d.A table showing how the schedule of a school or other educational...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael W. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada