Friday, 23 March 2012

word of the day:part twenty-five | anachronism


a·nach·ro·nism [əˈnækrəˌnɪzəm]

1. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order.
2. One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time.

[French anachronisme, from New Latin anachronismus, from Late Greek anakhronismos, from anakhronizesthai, to be an anachronism : Greek ana-, ana- + Greek khronizein, to take time (from khronos, time).]

a·nachro·nistic, a·nachro·nous | adj.
a·nachro·nisti·cal·ly, a·nachro·nous·ly | adv.

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