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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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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The documentary mostly moves in chronological order, so the first two-hour segment covers the development of the form and the country music industry. Mark Dawidziak,, "Ken Burns PBS series ‘Country Music’ is a love song," 14 Sep. 2019 In chronological order, Nicole (Dakota Johnson) is a provincial stage singer and actress, married to local journalist Matt (Casey Affleck). Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Friend': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 7 Sep. 2019 Disclaimer: The following roll call is not comprehensive, nor listed in chronological order: 1. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Antonio Brown’s spat with Mike Mayock reminds of T.O., Sprewell, other Bay Area infights," 5 Sep. 2019 Jo Bowis The Express Yourself exhibition will consist of a series of 12 large photos arranged in chronological order alongside text from the book explaining the significance of each image. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Documenting the comedy, beauty, and pain of pumping breastmilk at work," 30 Aug. 2019 The group will read four of Irving's works in chronological order, following his development as an author in relation to current events and his life experiences., "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 28 Aug. 2019 The basic story of Telling Lies could be told more directly and efficiently by just throwing all the one-sided conversations together in a split-screen and presenting them in chronological order. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Telling Lies takes an intimate, expansive view of interactive storytelling," 23 Aug. 2019 Another problem the petitioners point to is that Dominion’s system records ballots in chronological order, with timestamps kept on memory cards in encrypted records. Washington Post, "Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system," 19 Aug. 2019 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

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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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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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