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
chronologicallyplay \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of chronological in a Sentence
His art is displayed in roughly chronological order.
a chronological account of their trip
Origin and Etymology of chronological
First Known Use: 1614
CHRONOLOGICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chronological for English Language Learners
: arranged in the order that things happened or came to be
: using time as a measurement
CHRONOLOGICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of chronological for Students
: arranged in or according to the order of time She wrote a chronological account of their journey.
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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