noun (plural chronologies)[mass noun]
1The arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence: the novel abandons the conventions of normal chronology
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- The interviews are not arranged in order of birth chronology or in any other particular sequence.
- There are six sections in the anthology that are arranged by genre and chronology.
- After I told my family and a whole lot of assembled villagers the entire chronology of events the third time over, I excused myself and went indoors.
1.1 [count noun] A list which has a chronological arrangement.
- She has provided a detailed commentary on Ray's films and compiled an extensive filmography, added a chronology, and updated the index.
- The author has added maps, a chronology, subject index, list of further reading and, under an appendix labelled ‘Politics’ a list of heads of state and governments since 1918.
- All have been carefully edited with helpful introductions, notes, reading lists and useful chronologies.
1.2The study of historical records to establish the dates of past events: his book transformed prehistoric chronology by applying the results of carbon dating
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- A chronological history is, however, difficult to present because of the lack of concern of the ancient Indians to chronology and historical perspective.
- Just how that could be done in a vacuum, with pupils ignorant of historical events or chronology, was not explained.
- This gentry subscribed liberally to the clergymen's local histories, incorporating chronology, natural history and meteorology.
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- And that, I'll repeat for the chronologists, did not begin in 2003-it began with colonialism and Empire.
- Rather, it is an attempt to clarify some issues in Biblical chronology, so that some common ground can be established amongst creationist chronologists.
- The May 1/3 discrepancy has long been a puzzle to chronologists, having been pointed out at least as early as 1590.
Late 16th century: from modern Latin chronologia, from Greek khronos 'time' + -logia (see -logy).
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