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chronology

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noun chro·nol·o·gy \-jē\

Simple Definition of chronology

  • : 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

Full Definition of chronology

plural chro·nol·o·gies

  1. 1 :  the science that deals with measuring time by regular divisions and that assigns to events their proper dates

  2. 2 :  a chronological table, list, or account

  3. 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

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