chronological

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chronology +‎ -ical

Adjective[edit]

chronological (comparative more chronological, superlative most chronological)

  1. In order of time from the earliest to the latest
  2. In units of time.
    He is 67 in chronological age, but has the mind and body of someone 55.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the "units of time" sense, the term is almost exclusively used to clarify a contrast.

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References[edit]

chronological” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).