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 chronologyplural
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 in a sentence
We tried to reconstruct the chronology of the accident.
The book provides a chronology of the events leading up to the American Civil War.
Origin and Etymology of chronology
New Latin chronologia, from chron- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1585
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