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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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, in chronological order, the top 10 collections of Fall 2019. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 10 Collections of the Fall 2019 Season," 8 Mar. 2019 Above, 11 Oscars fashion moments that caused a big stir, in chronological order. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "11 Oscars Looks That Caused a Stir," 22 Feb. 2019 Everything was meticulously labeled and organized, largely in chronological order. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Try your hand at being an operator at the Roseville Telephone Museum," 22 Dec. 2018 As in The Three-Body Problem, Liu’s journey is laid out in a mostly chronological, straight-forward way. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "From the author of The Three-Body Problem," 15 Sep. 2018 Here’s a chronological look at the season: A Year With Frog and Toad, Sept. 4-30. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "The Beatles add music to Orlando Rep's 2018-19 season," 11 June 2018 Photo: Alamy Stock Photo What will likely divide opinion among readers is Ms. Harvey’s decision to tell the story in reverse chronological order, working backwards toward Newman’s death. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Shrovetide Confessions," 13 Dec. 2018 The show’s first season suffered from an overly heavy plot and too much bickering among its band of also-ran heroes, on a mission to correct chronological anomalies. Noel Murray, The Verge, "What to watch this weekend after Avengers: Infinity War," 27 Apr. 2018 What follows is a running chronological list of foreign leaders who have commented on the Pittsburgh shooting that killed multiple people and injured at least six, including at least four law enforcement officers. Alex Ward, Vox, "Foreign leaders are “appalled” at the Pittsburgh shooting," 27 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of chronological

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronological

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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.

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chronologically adverb

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