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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.
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Adv.1.anachronistically - in an anachronistic manneranachronistically - in an anachronistic manner; "let's look at this phenomenon anachronistically"
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