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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out of chronological order or out of date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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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.
The 2009 Initiative failed because of the PKK's anachronically ideological structure.
Ceramics- or glass-made small decorative statues that proudly and anachronically dominate the top of various pieces of furniture are replaceable and easily dispensable, but, for some reason, they continue to fill bookcases, closets, glass cases, even tops of TV sets, in the homes of post-communist Romania, after thirty years to half a century since they had been received by their owner.