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Definition of anachronism:

  1. 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.


chronological error, misdating, postdate, metachronism, misplacement in time, prochronism, mistiming, antedate, prolepsis.

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