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chronological

adjective chro·no·log·i·cal \ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌkrō-\

: arranged in the order that things happened or came to be

: using time as a measurement

Full Definition of CHRONOLOGICAL

:  of, relating to, or arranged in or according to the order of time <chronological tables of American history>; also :  reckoned in units of time <chronological age>
chro·no·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of CHRONOLOGICAL

chro·no·log·i·cal also chro·no·log·ic \-jik\

Examples of CHRONOLOGICAL

  1. His art is displayed in roughly chronological order.
  2. a chronological account of their trip

First Known Use of CHRONOLOGICAL

1614
CHRONOLOGICAL Defined for Kids

chronological

adjective chron·o·log·i·cal \ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of CHRONOLOGICAL for Kids

:  arranged in or according to the order of time <She wrote a chronological account of their journey.>
chron·o·log·i·cal·ly adverb

Word Root of CHRONOLOGICAL

The Greek word chronos, meaning time, gives us the root chron. Words from the Greek chronos have something to do with time. The chronological order of events is the order in which they happened in time. Anything that is chronic lasts for a very long time. A chronicle is a telling of events in the order in which they happened in time.

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