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I'm trying to find a word to describe a series of events. For example, the revolution in Lybia consists of a series of chronological events. I want to say 'development', but that seems to refer more to a single event.

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The answer is simply "events." Just for the record, in your sentence, it's "chronological series of events" or better simply "series of events." series/chronological is somewhat tautological in any combination. "series of chronological events" is horribly tautological. – Joe Blow May 14 '11 at 12:38

Here are a few words:


If you don't mind several words, how about:

Train of events
Succession of events.

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+1 Third Idiot beat me. :-) – NateMPLS May 14 '11 at 5:46
+1 for "string of events". – Alain Pannetier Φ May 14 '11 at 10:01

The Revolution in Libya was comprised of a succession of several events.

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+1 By a little bit only!:) – Thursagen May 14 '11 at 6:02

How about :

"Revolution in Lybia coalesced due to combination of events."


"Revolution in Lybia developed due to combination of events."

Events being chronological is already inferred as no one has invented a time machine yet ( as we know of). Also there is a stronger condition has been imposed on the series of events, namely the specific combination ( be it their chronlogical order or type-of-event wise ).

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