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

Examples of chronological in a Sentence

His art is displayed in roughly chronological order. a chronological account of their trip
Recent Examples on the Web The show skillfully contextualizes the Jokers series through a variety of chronological filters. Steven Litt, cleveland, 6 June 2021 Dating back to 1948, when the Braves were based in Boston, the chronological line of exceptional talent includes Bob Elliott, Eddie Mathews, Clete Boyer, Bob Horner, Terry Pendleton, Chipper Jones, and Austin Riley. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Brownstein’s chronological retelling of the intersections of art, politics and pop culture in a stormy year in American history is both nostalgic and entertaining. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2021 The show follows a chronological progression, consisting of 21 color images Ragus took between October 2019 and August of last year., 7 May 2021 Mare’s chronological structure, a welcome break from the tangles of timelines that obscure weak plotting in too many recent shows, adds another layer of difficulty. Judy Berman, Time, 16 Apr. 2021 The memoir flashes back and forth between the different Biden family tragedies before landing on a (nearly) chronological telling of Hunter's journey to sobriety. Seija Rankin,, 1 Apr. 2021 Kersten's appeal for the presentation of factual knowledge, chronological events and people, and Hodge's call for attention to nonwhite cultures, are poignant for the passion exhibited by both writers. Gary Marvin Davison, Star Tribune, 17 Feb. 2021 Viewers of the harrowing, chronological documentary Framing Britney know that Spears would very much like her father to be removed from the conservatorship, and her attorney, Samuel Ingham, reiterated this sentiment on Thursday. Chris Murphy, Vulture, 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of chronological

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronological

chonological from chronologic + -al entry 1 or from chronology + -ical; chronologic from chronology + -ic entry 1, probably after French chronologique or New Latin chronologicus

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“Chronological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chronological

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


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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