anachronically

anachronism

[uh-nak-ruh-niz-uhm]
noun
1.
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
2.
an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one: To assign Michelangelo to the 14th century is an anachronism.


Origin:
1640–50; < Latin anachronismus < Greek anachronismós a wrong time reference, equivalent to anachron(ízein) to make a wrong time reference (see ana-, chron-, -ize) + -ismos -ism

anachronically [an-uh-kron-ik-lee] , adverb
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anachronic or anachronical (ˌænəˈkrɒnɪk)
 
adj
out of chronological order or out of date
 
[C19: see anachronism]
 
anachronical or anachronical
 
adj
 
[C19: see anachronism]
 
ana'chronically or anachronical
 
adv

anachronism (əˈnækrəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed
2.  a person or thing that belongs or seems to belong to another time: she regards the Church as an anachronism
 
[C17: from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos a mistake in chronology, from anakhronizein to err in a time reference, from ana- + khronos time]
 
anachro'nistic
 
adj
 
anachro'nistically
 
adv

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anachronism
1640s, "an error in computing time or finding dates," from L. anachronismus, from Gk. anachronismos, from anachronizein "refer to wrong time," from ana- "against" + khronos "time." Meaning "something out of harmony with the present" first recorded 1816. Related: Anachronistic (1775).
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