Definition of chronology in English:

chronology

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Pronunciation: /krəˈnɒlədʒi
 
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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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

chronologist

noun
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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.

Origin

late 16th century: from modern Latin chronologia, from Greek khronos 'time' + -logia (see -logy).

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