[kron-l-oj-i-kuh l]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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
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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