anachronistic


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a·nach·ro·nism

 (ə-năk′rə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order.
2. One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time: "A new age had plainly dawned, an age that made the institution of a segregated picnic seem an anachronism" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.).

[French anachronisme, from New Latin anachronismus, from Late Greek anakhronismos, from anakhronizesthai, to be an anachronism : Greek ana-, ana- + Greek khronizein, to take time (from khronos, time).]

a·nach′ro·nis′tic, a·nach′ro·nous (-nəs) adj.
a·nach′ro·nis′ti·cal·ly, a·nach′ro·nous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anachronistic - chronologically misplacedanachronistic - chronologically misplaced; "English public schools are anachronistic"
asynchronous - not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
Translations
אנכרוניסטי
anakroničananakronističan
anachronistisch

anachronistic

[əˌnækrəˈnɪstɪk] ADJanacrónico

anachronistic

[əˌnækrəˈnɪstɪk] adj [term, title, practice] → anachronique

anachronistic

adjanachronistisch; (= not fitting modern times)nicht zeitgemäß, unzeitgemäß

anachronistic

[əˈnækrəˈnɪstɪk] adjanacronistico/a
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