What does anachronism mean?

anachronism meaning in General Dictionary

A misplacing or error in the near order of time one in chronology where activities are misplaced regarding both esp one by which a meeting is put too early falsification of chronological connection

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  • an artifact that belongs to a different time
  • somebody who appears to be displaced with time; whom belongs to another age
  • anything situated at a time with regards to couldn't have existed or happened
  • A misplacing or mistake in the region of time; one in chronology by which occasions tend to be misplaced regarding one another, esp. one wherein a meeting is put too-early; falsification of chronological connection.

anachronism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, "an error in computing time or choosing times," from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos, from anakhronizein "refer to incorrect time," from ana- "against" (see ana-) + khronos "time" (see chrono-). Indicating "one thing regarding equilibrium using present" first recorded 1816.


anachronism meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A misplacing or mistake in the region of time; one in chronology wherein events tend to be misplaced regarding one another, esp. one where a conference is placed too early; falsification of chronological connection.


Sentence Examples with the word anachronism

This anachronism arises from the fusion of the epic Guillaume with the champion of Louis IV., and from the fact that he was the military and civil chief of Louis the Pious, who was titular king of Aquitaine under his father from the time when he was three years old.

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