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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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  • A complete set of the British Poets stood ranged in chronological sequence on the table.

    Peeps at People John Kendrick Bangs
  • Selections from these, arranged in chronological order, appear in this anthology.

  • There is still lacking, however, a correct estimate of chronological distances down to our own time.

    Outlines of Educational Doctrine John Frederick Herbart
  • Our killer—no matter what his chronological age—does not think like an adult.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Concerning the chronological order of his works, and his versification, see "Lydgate's Temple of Glas," ed.

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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