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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.


(ˌænəˈkrɒnɪk) or


out of chronological order or out of date
[C19: see anachronism]
ˌanaˈchronically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anachronic - chronologically misplacedanachronic - 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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(12.) Anachronically speaking, a spatial account of sound can be regarded as being primarily focused against a non-locational view of sound, which was the view famously endorsed by Peter Frederick Strawson.
Equating belonging with national origins, and viewing himself as a temporary visitor bound back to his native homeland, Kywing thinks anachronically within a pre-emancipation frame, living in a post-emancipation age.
The 2009 Initiative failed because of the PKK's anachronically ideological structure.