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anachronism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anachronism  \An*ach"ro*nism\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  refer  to  a 
  wrong  time,  to  confound  times;  ?  +  ?  time:  cf  F. 
  anachronisme.] 
  A  misplacing  or  error  in  the  order  of  time;  an  error  in 
  chronology  by  which  events  are  misplaced  in  regard  to  each 
  other  esp.  one  by  which  an  event  is  placed  too  early; 
  falsification  of  chronological  relation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anachronism 
  n  1:  something  located  at  a  time  when  it  could  not  have  existed 
  or  occurred  [syn:  {mistiming},  {misdating}] 
  2:  an  artifact  that  belongs  to  another  time 
  3:  a  person  who  seems  to  be  displaced  in  time;  who  belongs  to 
  another  age 




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