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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kron-l-oj-i-kuh l]
    • /ˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
    • /krəˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kron-l-oj-i-kuh l]
    • /ˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/

Definitions of chronological word

  • adjective chronological If things are described or shown in chronological order, they are described or shown in the order in which they happened. 3
  • adjective chronological If you refer to someone's chronological age, you are referring to the number of years they have lived, in contrast to their mental age or the stage they have reached in their physical or emotional development. 3
  • adjective chronological (esp of a sequence of events) arranged in order of occurrence 3
  • adjective chronological relating to or in accordance with chronology 3
  • adjective chronological arranged in the order of occurrence 3
  • adjective chronological of chronology; esp., containing or relating to an account of events in the order of their occurrence 3

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Origin of chronological

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; chronolog(y) + -ical

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Parts of speech for Chronological


chronological popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chronological usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chronological

adj chronological

  • sequential — characterized by regular sequence of parts.
  • historical — of, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of history or past events: historical records; historical research.
  • classified — Classified information or documents are officially secret.
  • dated — Dated things seem old-fashioned, although they may once have been fashionable or modern.
  • ordered — neatly or conveniently arranged; well-organized: an ordered office.

adjective chronological

  • consecutive — Consecutive periods of time or events happen one after the other without interruption.
  • linear — of, consisting of, or using lines: linear design.

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