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

Definition of chronologist

: an expert in chronology

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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, "How Climate Change and Plague Helped Bring Down the Roman Empire," 19 Dec. 2017

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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