- the sequential order in which past events occur.
- a statement of this order.
- the science of arranging time in periods and ascertaining the dates and historical order of past events.
- a reference work organized according to the dates of events.
Origin of chronology
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Related Wordstabloid, publication, review, annals, account, daily, note, magazine, paper, diary, periodical, gazette, newspaper, almanac, calendar, memoir, monthly, weekly, plot, description
Examples from the Web for chronology
And what McGrath is especially good at doing is painstakingly reconstructing the chronology.The Odd Story of C.S. Lewis, an Extremely Odd Man
March 10, 2013
President Bush, in my view, wisely decided not to make his book a chronology of his administration.The George Bush I Know
November 8, 2010
According to the new CIA chronology, that was the first briefing at which the subject of waterboarding was raised.What Did Pelosi Know?
May 11, 2009
Similar disasters have always been epochs in the chronology of Boston.Old News
In the prefaces Harrison speaks of a work on Chronology, "which I have yet in hand."
It is true that we cannot give our chronology any accurate expression in years.Time and Tide
Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
Again the chronology of the letters has been somewhat disregarded.Letters from Port Royal
“Convalescents are often rather hazy about their chronology,” said the doctor.The Weathercock
George Manville Fenn
- the determination of the proper sequence of past events
- the arrangement of dates, events, etc, in order of occurrence
- a table or list of events arranged in order of occurrence
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Word Origin and History for chronology
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