achronological

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ chronological

Adjective[edit]

achronological (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly literature, film) Not chronological; proceeding through time in a nonlinear fashion
    • 1988 October 14, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Muddled Americans”, Chicago Reader:
      Another reason was the apparently inspired pairing of screenwriter Dennis Potter and director Nicolas Roeg, two dark poets of psychic subtexts and achronological memory flashes.
    • 2003 September 26, Martha Bayne, “Things Are Going Very Well for Audrey Niffenegger”, Chicago Reader:
      The Time Traveler's Wife tracks the achronological course of their lifelong love affair.

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