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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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  • Bulwer's work may be classified according to subject, though not chronologically.

  • chronologically arranged from the Death of Charlemagne to the present Time.

    Cat and Dog Julia Charlotte Maitland
  • The chief events, social as well as political, chronologically arranged in 27 periods.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • It is difficult, however, to see where this statement can be chronologically fitted in.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • A conversation that occurred at least ten years after the session of '74 belongs here logically, if not chronologically.

    The Story of Chautauqua Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
British Dictionary definitions for chronologically


/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 chronologically



"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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