What Are Some Examples of Chronological Order?

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe is a listing in chronological order of the first five U.S. Presidents. Chronological order is an arrangement according to time of occurrence. Usually, this arrangement proceeds from first to last or earliest to latest.

In the above example of U.S. Presidents, the men are listed in the order in which they served. Sometimes, however, reverse chronology is used, meaning that events or actions are listed from last to first. Work history in a job resume is an example of reverse chronology. The applicant lists his jobs from current or most recent back to his first job.