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Discrepancy between the chronological order of events and the order in which they are related in a plot.
an′a·chron′ic (ăn′ə-krŏn′ĭk) adj.
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out of chronological order or out of date
[C19: see anachronism]
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|Adj.||1.||anachronic - 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
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