Definition of Chronology

1. Noun. An arrangement of events in time.

Generic synonyms: Temporal Relation
Derivative terms: Chronological, Chronologize

2. Noun. A record of events in the order of their occurrence.
Generic synonyms: Written Account, Written Record
Specialized synonyms: Timeline
Derivative terms: Chronological, Chronologize

3. Noun. The determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events.
Generic synonyms: Arts, Humanistic Discipline, Humanities, Liberal Arts
Specialized synonyms: Glottochronology
Derivative terms: Chronological, Chronologize

Definition of Chronology

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

Definition of Chronology

1. Noun. the science of determining the order in which events occurred. ¹

2. Noun. an arrangement of events into chronological order; called a timeline when involving graphical elements. ¹

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Definition of Chronology

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronology

chronologic age
chronological age
chronological record
chronological sequence
chronological succession
chronology (current term)

Literary usage of Chronology

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As it is with the narrative of events, so it is with chronology. ... Of the latest period the evidence we possess for fixing the chronology of the Bible is ..."

2. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Israeli Historical chronology. 94. Id. The Tower Board Report states that the ... The August 20 date from the Israeli chronology appears accurate given the ..."

3. The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Confucianism by Confucius, James Legge (1899)
"ON THE chronology OF CHINA, AND THE PRINCIPAL ERAS IN THE SHU. 1. I do not enter here on the subject of the chronology of China further than is necessary to ..."

4. Problems and Methods of Literary History: With Special Reference to Modern by André Morize (1922)
"The ignorance and carelessness of students as to chronology are the ... Familiarity with chronology is essential to any organized knowledge of the past. ..."

5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1830)
"chronology. • < The solar year is that space of time between ... chronology is the knowledge of the just computation of time. ..."

6. Bibliotheca Sacra by Dallas Theological Seminary (1890)
"PRIMEVAL chronology. BY THE REV. PROFESSOR WILLIAM HENRY GREEN, DD, ... Our current chronology is based upon the prima facie impression of these genealogies ..."

7. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"If the records of some of these predecessors have been lost, the gap may be of such a doubtful character as to throw uncertainty upon the chronology of long ..."

8. Transactions by Cambridge Philological Society (1899)
"chronology of the sound-changes treated above. ... For fixing the absolute chronology the safest evidence is that of the Moore MS. ..."

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