prochronism

prochronism

[proh-kruh-niz-uhm, prok-ruh-]
noun
a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date earlier than the actual one; prolepsis.


Origin:
1640–50; pro-2 + Greek chrón(os) time + -ism. See anachronism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To prochronism
Collins
World English Dictionary
prochronism (ˈprəʊkrəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
Compare parachronism an error in dating that places an event earlier than it actually occurred
 
[C17: from pro-² + Greek khronos time + -ism, by analogy with anachronism]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;