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CHRONOLOGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chronology mean? 

CHRONOLOGY (noun)
  The noun CHRONOLOGY has 3 senses:

1. an arrangement of events in time
2. a record of events in the order of their occurrence
3. the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events

  Familiarity information: CHRONOLOGY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHRONOLOGY (noun)


Sense 1chronology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An arrangement of events in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("chronology" is a kind of...):

temporal relation (a relation involving time)


Sense 2chronology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A record of events in the order of their occurrence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("chronology" is a kind of...):

written account; written record (a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chronology"):

timeline (a sequence of related events arranged in chronological order and displayed along a line (usually drawn left to right or top to bottom))


Sense 3chronology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("chronology" is a kind of...):

arts; humanistic discipline; humanities; liberal arts (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chronology"):

glottochronology (the determination of how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language)


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