Parachronism
Parachronism Pa*rach"ro*nism (p[.a]*r[a^]k"r[-o]*n[i^]z'm), n. [Pref. para- + Gr. ? time: cf. F. parachronisme.] An error in chronology, by which the date of an event is set later than the time of its occurrence. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Parachronism — A parachronism (from the Greek παρά , on the side, and χρόνος , time ) is anything that appears in a temporal context in which, though not sufficiently out of place as to be impossible, is not normally found in that time period. The item is often …   Wikipedia

  • parachronism — parachronistic, adj. /pa rak reuh niz euhm/, n. a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date later than the actual one. Cf. anachronism, prochronism. [1635 45; PARA 1 + CHRON + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • parachronism — noun /pɚˈækɹənɪzm/ An error in chronological order in which one is ascribed a later time; metachronism. See Also: parachronistic, prochronism, metachronism, anachronism …   Wiktionary

  • parachronism — pÉ™ rækrÉ™nɪzm n. chronological mistake in which one incorrectly dates an event later than it truly occurred …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parachronism — [pə rakrənɪz(ə)m] noun an error in chronology, especially by assigning too late a date. Origin C17: from para 1 + Gk khronos time + ism, perh. suggested by anachronism …   English new terms dictionary

  • parachronism — pa·rach·ro·nism …   English syllables

  • parachronism —   n. error of chronology, especially placing event at date later than when it actually happened.    ♦ parachronistic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • parachronism — /paraekranizam/ Error in the computation of time …   Black's law dictionary

  • parachronism — n. an error in chronology, esp. by assigning too late a date. Etymology: PARA (1) + Gk khronos time, perh. after anachronism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anachronism — An anachronism (from the Greek ana ανά , against, anti , and chronos χρόνος , time ) is anything that is temporally incongruous in the time period it has been placed in mdash;that is, it appears in a temporal context in which it seems… …   Wikipedia

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