[kron-l-oj-i-kuh l]


arranged in the order of time: a chronological list of events.
pertaining to or in accordance with chronology: a chronological process.

Also chron·o·log·ic.

Origin of chronological

First recorded in 1605–15; chronolog(y) + -ical
Related formschron·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·chron·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·chron·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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chronologic (ˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪk, ˌkrəʊ-)


(esp of a sequence of events) arranged in order of occurrence
relating to or in accordance with chronology
Derived Formschronologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for chronologic



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

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