Definition of chronological in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /krɒnəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/


1(Of a record of events) following the order in which they occurred: the entries are in chronological order
More example sentences
  • The chapters, which followed a chronological order, were basically chapters on the history of politics and ideas.
  • The records are lovingly arranged in his home in chronological order.
  • The events are presented in chronological order of occurrence.
sequential, consecutive, in sequence, in order of time, in order, ordered, progressive, serial;
1.1Calculated in terms of the passage of time: medical decisions should be based on the individual’s biological age, not chronological age
More example sentences
  • We treat ‘breakfast’ as a relative rather than chronological term around here and apply it to the first meal of the day, whenever that might occur.
  • And third, the nature of the chronological and psychological passage from youth to adulthood has changed in extraordinary ways.
  • In chronological terms, Paviland is early in the European series of burials and is actually the earliest with a firm radiocarbon date measured directly on human bone.
1.2Relating to the establishment of dates of past events: the diary provided a chronological framework for the events
More example sentences
  • By contrast, scientists working from a creation perspective view all significant geological events within a Biblical chronological framework.
  • Little, a history professor, is good at chronological exposition and boasts a hefty bibliography.
  • I am just trying to ascertain - you are advancing a sort of tight chronological argument based on dates.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.