Definition of chronotype in English:

chronotype

noun

  • A person's natural inclination with regard to the times of day when they prefer to sleep or when they are most alert or energetic.

    ‘teenagers and students might find their chronotype shifts as they get older’
    ‘we have studied how a player's chronotype affects performance at different times of the day’
    • ‘When you're forced to wake up earlier than your body wants to, you experience a sort of "social jet lag" caused by the mismatch of your schedule and your chronotype.’
    • ‘They were classified according to "chronotype" (morning, evening or neither).’
    • ‘Shift work and cancer research: can chronotype predict susceptibility in night-shift and rotating-shift workers?’
    • ‘Whether you have a morning or evening chronotype is dictated by your biological 24-hour clock.’
    • ‘I can reset my "chronotype" depending upon what my schedule requires.’
    • ‘At a discussion of the social implications of our 24/7 society, he will describe how he has discovered that people have a "chronotype" which influences their health and profession.’
    • ‘What if you could enhance your chronotype, or at least find a way to extend your most productive hours?’
    • ‘For songbirds, early risers may have a greater chance of successfully producing offspring and passing along their chronotype to the next generation.’
    • ‘One activity we used to kick off our team was also to be explicit about some of our natural preferences - such as what sort of chronotype we were.’
    • ‘The severity of jet lag symptoms depends on the number of time zones crossed, the direction of travel, the time of day of the flight, and possibly even the time of year, as well as individual parameters such as age, chronotype, and physical health.’

Origin

1970s: from chrono- + type.

Pronunciation

chronotype

/ˈkrɒnətʌɪp/