Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

chron(o)-

Time.

[Greek khronos, time.]

Events may be chronological or be listed in date order in a chronology; a related term from the same root is chronicle, a record of events in the order in which they occurred. The adjective chronic is commonly used in medicine for a condition that lasts a long time or constantly recurs (in contrast to acute, of short duration but typically severe). A chronometer is a clock designed to keep accurate time in spite of motion or variations in temperature, humidity, and air pressure, as for example at sea.

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