chronology

[ kruh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural chro·nol·o·gies.

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.

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Origin of chronology

First recorded in 1585–95; chrono- + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for chronology

chronology
/ (krəˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

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

Derived forms of chronology

chronologist, noun
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