An*ach"ro*nism (#), n. [Gr. , fr. to refer to a wrong time, to confound times; + time: cf. F. anachronisme.]
A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each other, esp. one by which an event is placed too early; falsification of chronological relation.
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