Meaning of anachronism
Pronunciation: (u-nak'ru-niz"um), [key]
- something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, esp. a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
- an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one:Cf. parachronism, prochronism. To assign Michelangelo to the 14th century is an anachronism.
- anachronism (Thesaurus)