seriation

[ seer-ee-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɪər iˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

the arrangement of a collection of artifacts into a chronological sequence.

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Origin of seriation

1650–60; <Latin seri(ēs) series + -ation
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Example sentences from the Web for seriation

  • There are noted, however, by Bonnier certain improvements made by Albertus on Aristotle's view of the seriation of living things.

    Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell