Definition of Anachronism

1. Noun. Something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred.

Exact synonyms: Misdating, Mistiming
Generic synonyms: Timekeeping
Derivative terms: Anachronic, Anachronistic, Misdate, Mistime



2. Noun. An artifact that belongs to another time.
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Derivative terms: Anachronic, Anachronistic, Anachronous

3. Noun. A person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age.
Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person
Derivative terms: Anachronic, Anachronistic, Anachronous

Definition of Anachronism

1. n. A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each other, esp. one by which an event is placed too early; falsification of chronological relation.

Definition of Anachronism

1. Noun. A chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance, or object. ¹

2. Noun. A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time or period of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anachronism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anachronism

1. A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each other, especially. One by which an event is placed too early; falsification of chronological relation. Origin: Gr, fr. To refer to a wrong time, to confound times; + time: cf. F. Anachronisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anachronism

anacardium
anacatesthesia
anacathartic
anacathartics
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anachoret
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anachorites
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anachronism (current term)
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anacidity
anaclases
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Literary usage of Anachronism

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1. Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates by George Grote (1865)
"But though pl"bL ; avoids anachronism on this point, he cannot avoid the ... This anachronism is real, though it s been magnified by some critics into a ..."

2. Life in Mexico During a Residence of Two Years in that Country (1843)
"Santa Monica — Solidity — Old paintings — anachronism—Babies and nurses from the Cuna — Society — Funds — Plan — Indian nurses — Carmelite convent ..."

3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"... an article of great traffic, then first took the name of Charta Pergamena. anachronism; but he does not seem to know the strength < of this position. ..."

4. The Science of Money by Alexander Del Mar (1885)
"Origin of the word money—Its employment with reference to any period before BC 273 an anachronism—Money, or nomisma, meant originally the whole numbers of ..."

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