chronological

adjective
chro·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce chronological (audio) , ˌkrō-\
variants: or less commonly chronologic \ ˌkrä-​nə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce chronologic (audio) , ˌkrō-​ \

Definition of chronological

: of, relating to, or arranged in or according to the order of time chronological tables of American history His art is arranged in chronological order. also : reckoned in units of time chronological age

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Other Words from chronological

chronologically \ ˌkrä-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chronologically (audio) , ˌkrō-​ \ adverb

Examples of chronological in a Sentence

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

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Here is a selection, in chronological order, of enticing professional theater, music and dance productions opening in the Milwaukee area before Thanksgiving. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Hamilton' and 23 other shows to see during Milwaukee's 2019 performing arts season," 15 Aug. 2019 The book is arranged roughly in chronological order with six sections containing 34 chapters. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "New book ‘Ensemble’ follows the trail of Chicago’s legendary theater history, with 'Grease’ and a young Steppenwolf along the way," 14 Aug. 2019 The decision by director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Doug Atchison to tell the story out of chronological order is important to the film’s success. Alan Zilberman, Twin Cities, "‘Brian Banks’ tells the powerful true story of a man falsely accused of rape," 8 Aug. 2019 The decision by director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Doug Atchison to tell the story out of chronological order is important to the film's success. Alan Zilberman, Houston Chronicle, "Powerful true story comes to life in ‘Brian Banks’," 7 Aug. 2019 In chronological order: Rizzuto, Clem Koshorek, Milt Thompson, Eddie Tucker, Gennett and Michael Conforto. 4. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "5 things to know about new Giants second baseman Scooter Gennett," 1 Aug. 2019 Here are the latest rumblings as the deadline nears (listed in reverse chronological order): The skinny: The Astros are led by the best 1-2 punch in the AL in Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "2019 MLB trade deadline rumors and trade tracker," 29 July 2019 Here is a chronological look back at Beckham’s day at Browns minicamp. Tim Bielik, cleveland.com, "What Odell Beckham Jr. did on Thursday at Cleveland Browns minicamp," 6 June 2019 Many users griped about the change, even though Twitter has always allowed users to switch back to the reverse-chronological feed temporarily. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Twitter is relaunching the reverse-chronological feed as an option for all users starting today," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of chronological

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronological

see chronology

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chronological

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chronological

: arranged in the order that things happened or came to be
: using time as a measurement

chronological

adjective
chron·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce chronological (audio) \

Kids Definition of chronological

: arranged in or according to the order of time She wrote a chronological account of their journey.

Other Words from chronological

chronologically adverb

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