chro·​nol·​o·​gist krə-ˈnä-lə-jist How to pronounce chronologist (audio)
: an expert in chronology

Examples of chronologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Work by dendro-chronologists and ice-core experts points to an enormous spasm of volcanic activity in the 530s and 540s CE, unlike anything else in the past few thousand years. Kyle Harper, Smithsonian, 19 Dec. 2017

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Word History


chronology + -ist entry 1, after French chronologiste or New Latin chronologista

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chronologist was in 1611

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“Chronologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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