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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] anachronismus < Ancient Greek ἀναχρονισμός < ἀναχρονίζω (referring to the wrong time) < ἀνά (up against) + χρονίζω (spending time) < χρόνος (time).
- IPA: /əˈnækɹəˌnɪzm̩/
- A chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance etc.
- A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time.
- 1956: His movements, his clothes, everything about him, seemed slightly out of place in this assembly. He spoiled the pattern; like Alvin, he was an anachronism. — Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 32
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