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krəˈnɒl ə dʒichronol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chronologynoun

    an arrangement of events in time

  2. chronologynoun

    a record of events in the order of their occurrence

  3. chronologynoun

    the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events


  1. chronologynoun

    the science of determining the order in which events occurred.

  2. chronologynoun

    an arrangement of events into chronological order; called a timeline when involving graphical elements.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chronologynoun

    The science of computing and adjusting the periods of time; as the revolution of the sun and moon; and of computing time past, and referring each event to the proper year.

    Etymology: χϱόνος, time, and λόγος, doctrine.

    And the measure of the year not being so perfectly known to the ancients, rendered it very difficult for them to transmit a true chronology to succeeding ages. William Holder, on Time.

    Where I allude to the customs of the Greeks, I believe I may be justified by the strictest chronology; though a poet is not obliged to the rules that confine an historian. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chronologynoun

    the science which treats of measuring time by regular divisions or periods, and which assigns to events or transactions their proper dates

  2. Etymology: [Gr. ; time + discourse: cf. F. chronologie.]


  1. Chronology

    Chronology is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time, such as the use of a timeline or sequence of events. It is also "the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events". Chronology is part of periodization. It is also part of the discipline of history, including earth history, the earth sciences, and study of the geologic time scale.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chronology

    kron-ol′o-ji, n. the science of time.—ns. Chronol′oger, Chronol′ogist.—adjs. Chronolog′ic, -al.—adv. Chronolog′ically. [Gr. chronos, time, logia, a discourse.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chronology

    Works consisting of lists of events arranged in chronological order.

Editors Contribution

  1. chronology

    A register of events in the order of the time the event occurs.

    They created a chronology of his career in preparation for the sportsperson of the year award.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronology in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chronology in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Kite:

    Our work answers some existing questions but raises a new one. Which is wrong : the climate models, the atmosphere evolution models, or our basic understanding of inner solar system chronology ?

  2. Max Lerner:

    We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.

  3. Brad Jolliff:

    Planetary scientists know that the more craters on a surface, the older it is ; the fewer craters, the younger the surface. That's a nice relative determination, but to put absolute age dates on that, one has to have samples from those surfaces. The Apollo samples gave us a number of surfaces that we were able to date and correlate with crater densities. This cratering chronology has been extended to other planets -- for example, for Mercury and Mars -- to say that surfaces with a certain density of craters have a certain age.

  4. Sandra Webster-Cook:

    We now are able to develop a chronology within the painting structure to tell a story about the artist’s developing style and possible influences.

  5. James A. Garfield:

    History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.

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