chronology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chronology the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events
    • n chronology a record of events in the order of their occurrence
    • n chronology an arrangement of events in time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chronology The science which treats of measuring time by regular divisions or periods, and which assigns to events or transactions their proper dates. "If history without chronology is dark and confused, chronology without history is dry and insipid."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chronology The science of time. The method of measuring or computing time by regular divisions or periods, according to the revolutions of the sun or moon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chronology kron-ol′o-ji the science of time
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Quotations

  • Alexander Herzen
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    “Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; time + discourse: cf. F. chronologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chronos, time, logia, a discourse.

Usage

In literature:

Some writers argue, on chronological grounds, that Solon's meeting with Croesus must have been an invention.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)" by Plutarch
Next in chronological order came magenta red.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
CHRONOLOGY OF IMPORTANT EVENTS.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The events of this campaign are too confused to be reduced into chronological order.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
To treat them chronologically would be a task too long and wearisome for a book.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
Dr. Cary's Chronological Account of Ancient time.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
The treatises are accompanied by introductions, notes, maps, and a chronological summary.
"MacMillan & Co.'s General Catalogue of Works in the Departments of History, Biography, Travels, and Belles Lettres, December, 1869" by Unknown
It has been argued that the last two of these Sonnets must be out of their proper chronological places in the printed editions.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
In laying before our readers a sketch of Slavic popular poetry, we must renounce at once any attempt at chronological order.
"Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations" by Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
Without reference to my notebook I could not tell you their chronological order, nor the days of their happening.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
It would be to some extent, but not rigidly, arranged chronologically.
"Life of Robert Browning" by William Sharp
With an essay on the Chronology of Shakespeare's Plays, by Edward Dowden, LL.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
But the chronology of all ancient peoples is equally unmanageable.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
I have given the colonial dates in regular order of chronology.
"Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War" by Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts
The answer is supplied by a chronological remark in our narrative.
"Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther" by Walter Adeney
Both Matthew and Luke change Mark's "Elias and Moses" to the chronological order.
"Sources of the Synoptic Gospels" by Carl S. Patton
Salmons Chronology 2 Vol's.
"Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion, 1773-1774." by Philip Vickers Fithian
He devoted his life chiefly to the examination of ancient systems of chronology.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
From this the strictly chronological method would have helped to keep him.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
There is, indeed, one tradition which professes to furnish a chronological list of all the suras.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

We learn that timing has meaning beyond chronological minutes.
A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in the History of Science.
It's logical and chronological for him to do that.
A chronology of Coldplay cracks.
Chronologically, the Constructions come first.
The Indiana Court of Appeals split as to whether only a chronological case summary entry indicating a man's admissions to violating terms of community corrections placement is enough to bypass holding an evidentiary hearing.
In reverse chronological order, here are our selections.
John Serba's chronology of 'Star Wars' night at Brewery Vivant: Boba Fett + beer = bliss.
Chronologically, at least, Greg Maddux is 40 years old.
The first of a series of dispatches (guaranteed not to be in chronological order) from my Grand European Tour.
A Cultrera family history and a chronology of the Boston abuse scandal.
Below, you'll find a chronology and brief history of these events.
The chronological retrospective begins this Thursday, June 14, with the 1949 crime drama Stray Dog.
The questions and answers were first published in reverse chronological order.
Harold, Ellen and Don Fleming, Lead Belly /Lomax Chronology, Association for Cultural Equity site.
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In science:

After defining the notions we are going to use, like optical horizon or chronological ly safe region, we describe in detail the structure of closed timelike curves in the NH-BMPV background, and show that the optical horizon coincides with the boundary of the chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
In the present section we will study the domains with CTCs in detail, and determine the chronologically safe region enclosing a given observer.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
We will show that for a given observer, no causal geodesic going through his world-line escapes the chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
As a consequence, Bousso’s holographic screen for a given observer will be completely inside the chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Chronological ly safe region: We call chronological ly safe region a region of spacetime that does not fully contain any closed timelike curve.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Notice that we don’t exclude the possibility that closed timelike curves go through a chronologically safe region, as long as they are not fully contained in it.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Furthermore, we will be interested in chronologically safe regions centered around the origin and preserving the rotational symmetry in each plane.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
To do so, we want to prove that the holographic screens are always inside the corresponding chronologically safe regions.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Hence in this region there will not be any CTC, in other words it is a chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
For (ρ, θ) strictly outside this chronologically safe region, the metric g(φ,ϕ) has a timelike direction.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Comparing to (3.7) we see that the pro jection of the geodesic to the (ρ, φ) plane lies completely inside the chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Note also that this is precisely the radius of the chronologically safe region in the hyperbolic plane.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Again, we see that the pro jection of the geodesic to the (θ, ϕ) plane lies completely inside the chronologically safe region, and that the optical horizon is at θc = 2θg .
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
Comparing (3.21) and (3.7) we see that this point lies exactly on the boundary of the chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
The analysis of the geodesics above can be summarized by saying that the optical horizon ℵ is exactly the same as the boundary of the chronologically safe region.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
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