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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.

anachronism

(əˈnækrəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed
2. a person or thing that belongs or seems to belong to another time: she regards the Church as an anachronism.
[C17: from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos a mistake in chronology, from anakhronizein to err in a time reference, from ana- + khronos time]
aˌnachroˈnistic adj
aˌnachroˈnistically adv

a•nach•ro•nism

(əˈnæk rəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one.
2. a thing or person that belongs to another, esp. an earlier, time.
[1640–50; < Latin anachronismus < Greek anachronismós a wrong time reference =anachron(ízein) to make a wrong time reference (see ana-, chrono-, -ize) + -ismos -ism]
a•nach`ro•nis′tic, a•nach′ro•nous, adj.
a•nach`ro•nis′ti•cal•ly, a•nach′ro•nous•ly, an•a•chron•i•cal•ly (ˌæn əˈkrɒn ɪk li) adv.

anachronism

1. a person or a thing remaining or appearing after its own time period; archaism.
2. an error in chronology. Also called antichronism. — anachronistic, anachronistical, anachronous, adj.
See also: Time
an error in chronology, as the placing of an event or figure in a period or scene in which it did not or could not belong. — anachronistic, adj.
See also: Literature
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anachronism - something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurredanachronism - something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
timekeeping - the act or process of determining the time
2.anachronism - an artifact that belongs to another timeanachronism - an artifact that belongs to another time
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
3.anachronism - a person who seems to be displaced in timeanachronism - a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
Translations
анахронизъм
anakronismi
anakronizam

anachronism

[əˈnækrənɪzəm] Nanacronismo m

anachronism

[əˈnækrənɪzəm] nanachronisme m
a political anachronism → un anachronisme politique

anachronism

anachronism

[əˈnækrənɪzm] nanacronismo