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Today's word: anachronisməˈnæk rəˌnɪz əm

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word anachronism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anachronism, mistiming, misdating(noun)

    something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

  2. anachronism(noun)

    an artifact that belongs to another time

  3. anachronism(noun)

    a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age


  1. anachronism(Noun)

    A chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance, or object.

  2. anachronism(Noun)

    A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time or period of time.

  3. Origin: From anachronismus, from ἀναχρονισμός, from ἀναχρονίζομαι, from ἀνά + χρονίζω, which from χρόνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anachronism(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Gr. 'anachronismo`s, fr. 'anachroni`zein to refer to a wrong time, to confound times; 'ana` + chro`nos time: cf. F. anachronisme.]


  1. Anachronism

    An anachronism, from the Greek ανά and χρόνος, is a chronological inconsistency in some arrangement, especially a juxtaposition of person, events, objects, or customs from different periods of time. Often the item misplaced in time is an object, but it may be a verbal expression, a technology, a philosophical idea, a musical style, a material, a custom, or anything else associated with a particular period in time so that it is incorrect to place it outside its proper temporal domain.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anachronism

    an-a′kron-izm, n. an error in regard to time, whereby a thing is assigned to an earlier or to a later age than it belongs to: anything out of keeping with the time.—v.t. Ana′chronise.—n. Ana′chronist.—adjs. Anachronist′ic, Ana′chronous.—adv. Ana′chronously. [Gr. ana, backwards, chronos, time.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anachronism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anachronism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Edi Rama:

    Since the very first day, it was clear to us Albpetrol was an anachronism and a hybrid that could not meet the challenges of the future.

  2. Prime Minister Edi Rama:

    We will end the long-drawn process of the privatisation of the state-owned Albpetrol company this year, since the very first day, it was clear to us Albpetrol was an anachronism and a hybrid that could not meet the challenges of the future.

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