I'm not a native English speaker and I have to describe a certain scenario or a component that actually represents a strip of time. This strip would actually look similar to this with some point on it:

|00:00    |01:00   |02:00   |03:00   |04:00 ....
|___________________________________________ _ _
|___________________________________________ _ _

I have to write formal documentation but don't know what would be the best name for this kind of visual representation of time. I feel that using timestrip may not be best.


This is called a timeline.

A graphical representation of a chronological sequence of events (past or future); a chronology.

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    Thank you very much. Exactly what I was looking for. – Robert Koritnik Aug 21 '12 at 17:12
  • I'm accustomed to using timebands to refer to specific subsections within timelines. – FumbleFingers Aug 21 '12 at 19:27

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