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[kron-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
arranged in the order of time:
a chronological list of events.
pertaining to or in accordance with chronology:
a chronological process.
Also, chronologic.
Origin of chronological
First recorded in 1605-15; chronolog(y) + -ical
Related forms
chronologically, adverb
unchronological, adjective
unchronologically, adverb Unabridged
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  • But the significance of the event is other and greater than that of a chronological datum-plane.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • The account of them will be given in their chronological order.

  • The steps in this chronological variation were termed by Waagen "mutations."

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • They are not arranged in chronological order, but according to their length.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • At the back stood a row of ledgers, arranged in chronological order.

    The Blonde Lady

    Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for chronological


/ˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌkrəʊ-/
(esp of a sequence of events) arranged in order of occurrence
relating to or in accordance with chronology
Derived Forms
chronologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for chronological

"arranged in order by time," 1610s, from chronology + -ical. Chronological order is attested by 1754. Related: Chronologic (1610s); chronologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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