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New Latin , from anachronismus Ancient Greek ἀναχρονισμός ( anakhronismós ), from ἀναχρονίζομαι ( anakhronízomai, “ referring to the wrong time ” ), from ἀνά ( aná, “ up against ” ) + χρονίζω ( khronízō, “ spending time ” ), from χρόνος ( khrónos, “ time ” ). Analyzable as + ana- + chrono-
Pronunciation [ edit ]
anachronism ( , countable and uncountable plural )
chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance, or object. [from 17th c.] A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time or period of time. [from 19th c.]
1956, Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, page 32: His movements, his clothes, everything about him, seemed slightly out of place in this assembly. He spoiled the pattern; like Alvin, he was an anachronism.
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person or thing which seems to belong to a different time
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