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prochronism

[proh-kruh-niz-uh m, prok-ruh-] /ˈproʊ krəˌnɪz əm, ˈprɒk rə-/
noun
1.
a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date earlier than the actual one; prolepsis.
Origin of prochronism
1640-1650
1640-50; pro-2 + Greek chrón(os) time + -ism. See anachronism
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  • Their calculations are sound on the recognised premises; but they have not allowed for the Law of prochronism in Creation.

    Omphalos Philip Henry Gosse
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prochronism

/ˈprəʊkrəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
an error in dating that places an event earlier than it actually occurred Compare parachronism
Word Origin
C17: from pro-² + Greek khronos time + -ism, by analogy with anachronism
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