[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.

Nearby words

  1. chronogram,
  2. chronograph,
  3. chronographer,
  4. chronographic,
  5. chronol.,
  6. chronological age,
  7. chronological order,
  8. chronologist,
  9. chronologize,
  10. chronology

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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British Dictionary definitions for chronological


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 chronological



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

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