Define: TBD

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Definition: TBD

What is the dictionary definition of TBD?

Dictionary Definition

TBD is an abbreviation often meaning in ordinary writing “to be discussed” “to be done”, “to be defined”, “to be decided”, “to be determined”, “to be deleted”, “to be denounced”, etc.

The term is used to indicate that a detail has not been decided yet, but will be determined in the future.


Full Definition of TBD

To be announced (TBA), to be confirmed or continued (TBC), to be determined or decided or declared (TBD), and other variations, are placeholder terms used very broadly in event planning to indicate that although something is scheduled or expected to happen, a particular aspect of that remains to be arranged or confirmed.


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Page URL
Modern Language Association (MLA):
TBD. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 05, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
TBD. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 05, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
TBD. Retrieved April 05, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for TBD are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 7th January, 2020