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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 chronologically
  • The lists of poems, tales, and essays are arranged chronologically.
  • Each photographer is introduced chronologically with a room of his own.
  • Timeline chronologically displays a member's online activities.
  • My list of errors has six whoppers, in chronologically order.
  • Users can see pictures and updates about themselves chronologically.
  • So the show, arranged chronologically, begins with some flair.
  • The photographs are displayed chronologically, at the time they were taken, rather than when they were doctored.
  • They are arranged chronologically and their abstracts are included below the citation.
  • Alphabetically by subject, thereunder chronologically by date.
  • It follows state water law chronologically, beginning with the riparian doctrine.
British Dictionary definitions for chronologically


/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 chronologically



"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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