What Does the Word Root CHRON Mean?

What Does the Word Root CHRON Mean?

Words with the root CHRON are common in English. The video provides a clear definition and then 5 illustrated sentence examples so you clearly understand the meaning of the word root CHRON.

Here is a transcript of the video: “Words With the Root CHRON”

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The word root CHRON comes from the Greek word chronos meaning:TIME

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Let’s now consider five examples of words with the root CHRON:

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Definition: continuing for a long time

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The picture shows a man screwing up his face in pain.

Sentence example: He suffered with chronic back pain.

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Definition: a record of events in order of time

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In the picture we see the front page of a San Francisco newspaper from 1906.

Sentence example: The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by two teenage brothers and now is the only major daily newspaper covering the city and county of San Francisco.

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Definition: the science of recording events by period or date

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The picture shows an author plotting a new detective novel.

Sentence example: Novelist Lauren Beukes uses a crazy wall* to put events in chronological order to plot her latest crime novel about a time-travelling serial killer.

* An evidence board or crazy wall is used by investigators to pin up and plot their clues in a crime investigation. It is usually covered with newspaper clippings, maps, photographs and string making connections.

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Definition: divination of the best time to do something, the determination of lucky and unlucky days

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In the picture we see Ronald and Nancy Reagan in formal dress.

Sentence example: It was well known that Nancy Reagan often consulted astrologers and used chronomancy to decide the best times to act, passing the information to her husband who was the President of the United States at the time.

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Definition: cause to occur at the same time or rate

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In the picture we see a TV program being transmitted.

Sentence example: It can be very difficult to watch television when the audio and picture are not synchronized.

Note: the phrase often used to describe this is “out of sync”

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So remember, when you see words with the word root CHRON, look for a connection with: TIME

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