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One entry found for anachronism.
Main Entry: anach·ro·nism
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressnak-rschwa-secondarystressniz-schwam
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from Greek anachronismos "anachronism," derived from earlier anachronizein "to be late," from ana- "up" and chronos "time" --related to CHRONIC, CHRONICLE, SYNCHRONOUS
1 : the placing of persons, events, objects, or customs in times to which they do not belong
2 : a person or a thing out of place in time and especially the present time
3 : the state or condition of being out of place in time
- anach·ro·nis·tic /schwa-secondarystressnak-rschwa-primarystressnis-tik/ adjective
- anach·ro·nis·ti·cal·ly /-ti-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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