metachronism

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μετά (metá, after, behind) + χρόνος (khrónos, time)

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  • IPA(key): /məˈtækɹənɪzm/

Noun[edit]

metachronism (plural metachronisms)

  1. An error in chronological ordering in which a character or an event is placed at too late a time.

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