Complete Definition of "anachronism"

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Etymology
From L. anachronismus < AGr. polytonic|á¼Î½Î±ÏÏονιÏμÏÏ < polytonic|á¼Î½Î±ÏÏÎ¿Î½Î¯Î¶Ï (referring to the wrong time) < polytonic|á¼Î½Î¬ (up against) + polytonic|ÏÏÎ¿Î½Î¯Î¶Ï (spending time) < polytonic|ÏÏÏÎ½Î¿Ï (time).

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÉËnækɹÉËnɪzmÌ©/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance etc.
  2. A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time.

#:*1956: 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. â w:Arthur C. Clarke|Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 32

Related terms
anachronistic
anachronistically
anachronous
anachronously
parachronistic
prochronistic

Translations
trans-top|chronological mistake
Croatian: t-|hr|anakronizam|m
Finnish: ajoitusvirhe
German: t+|de|Anachronismus|m
Portuguese: anacronismo m
Russian: анаÑÑонизм (anaxronízm) m
Turkish: t|tr|anakronizm, çaÄaÅım, zamandıÅılık
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trans-top|person or thing which seems to belong to a different time
Croatian: t-|hr|anakronizam|m
Finnish: t-|fi|anakronismi
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ttbc|Kurdish: t|ku|anakronîzm f, t|ku|derdemî f
ttbc|Romanian: t|ro|anacronism n
ttbc|Spanish: t|es|anacronismo m

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Category:English nouns ending in -ism

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