chro·​nol·​o·​gist | \ krə-ˈnä-lə-jist How to pronounce chronologist (audio) \

Definition of chronologist

: an expert in chronology

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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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First Known Use of chronologist

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronologist

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

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“Chronologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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