Definitions for: Anachronism


[n] an artifact that belongs to another time
[n] a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
[n] something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred



Webster (1913) Definition: An*ach"ro*nism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to refer to a
wrong time, to confound times; ? + ? time: cf. F.
anachronisme.]
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.

Synonyms: misdating, mistiming

See Also: anomaly, artefact, artifact, timekeeping, unusual person

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