chronology


chro·nol·o·gy

noun \-jē\

: the order in which a series of events happened

: a record of the order in which a series of events happened

: a science that deals with measuring time and finding out when events happened

plural chro·nol·o·gies

Full Definition of CHRONOLOGY

1
:  the science that deals with measuring time by regular divisions and that assigns to events their proper dates
2
:  a chronological table, list, or account
3
:  an arrangement (as of events) in order of occurrence <reconstruct the chronology of the trip>

Examples of CHRONOLOGY

  1. We tried to reconstruct the chronology of the accident.
  2. The book provides a chronology of the events leading up to the American Civil War.

Origin of CHRONOLOGY

New Latin chronologia, from chron- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1585

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial

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