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chronological

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

chronology +‎ -ical

AdjectiveEdit

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 notesEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

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