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[kron-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
arranged in the order of time:
a chronological list of events.
pertaining to or in accordance with chronology:
a chronological process.
Also, chronologic.
Origin of chronological
1605-15; chronolog(y) + -ical
Related forms
chronologically, adverb
unchronological, adjective
unchronologically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chronological
  • Then, turn the page and follow a reverse-chronological illustrated time line of science and technology.
  • The works are arranged thematically in loosely chronological order.
  • Remarkably, and perhaps without precedent, he has made those films in chronological order.
  • It's not organized as a blog, in reverse-chronological order.
  • Nor do the selections follow strict chronological order.
  • Other designers more readily accept their new chronological designation.
  • Select the best format for your qualifications and experience: reverse chronological, functional, or a combination.
  • Here, too, the list of positions held by the candidate should be in reverse chronological order.
  • The chronological order of for-profit and traditional doesn't seem to matter.
  • Another version sorted the inbox not in reverse chronological but by importance.
British Dictionary definitions for chronological


/ˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌkrəʊ-/
(esp of a sequence of events) arranged in order of occurrence
relating to or in accordance with chronology
Derived Forms
chronologically, 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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