- A chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance etc.
- A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time.
Etymology: From anachronismus < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) < (polytonic, á) (referring to the wrong time) < (polytonic, á) (up against) + (polytonic, ) (spending time) < (polytonic, ) (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 . " w:Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 32
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