A following of one thing after another in time(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "chronological succession" in a sentence
"To recall the chronological succession of its occurrences once again: at the opening of the second century one Christian writer (the author of the Preaching of"
"For the stratified portion of the earth generally contains fossils which are found more or less frequently, which are so distributed that each group of strata corresponds to a definite collection of species that lived when these strata were deposited. in such a case palæontology determines the chronological succession of the several fauna and flora and studies the mutual relations of the organic remains found at the different localities."