Chronology Chro*nol"o*gy, n.; pl. {Chronologies}. [Gr. ?; ? time + ? discourse: cf. F. chronologie.] The science which treats of measuring time by regular divisions or periods, and which assigns to events or transactions their proper dates. [1913 Webster]

If history without chronology is dark and confused, chronology without history is dry and insipid. --A. Holmes. [1913 Webster]

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