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[kron-l-oj-i-kuh l]
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  1. arranged in the order of time: a chronological list of events.
  2. pertaining to or in accordance with chronology: a chronological process.
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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
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Related Words for chronological

sequential, historical, classified, dated, ordered, progressive, temporal, sequent, chronographic, chronologic, chronometric, chronometrical, junctural, tabulated

Examples from the Web for chronological

Contemporary Examples of chronological

Historical Examples of chronological

  • 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.

  • At the back stood a row of ledgers, arranged in chronological order.

    The Blonde Lady

    Maurice Leblanc

British Dictionary definitions for chronological


chronologic (ˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪk, ˌkrəʊ-)

  1. (esp of a sequence of events) arranged in order of occurrence
  2. relating to or in accordance with chronology
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Derived Formschronologically, 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.

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