parachronism

parachronism

[pa-rak-ruh-niz-uhm]
noun
a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date later than the actual one.


Origin:
1635–45; para-1 + chron- + -ism

parachronistic, adjective
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parachronism (pəˈrækrəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
Compare prochronism an error in dating, esp by giving too late a date
 
[C17: from para-1 + -chronism, as in anachronism]

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