anachrony

[ uh-nak-ruh-nee ]
/ əˈnæk rə ni /

noun, plural a·nach·ro·nies.

a discrepancy between the order of events in a story and the order in which they are presented in the plot: Anachronies are either flashbacks or flashforwards.

Nearby words

  1. anachorism,
  2. anachronic,
  3. anachronism,
  4. anachronistic,
  5. anachronous,
  6. anacidity,
  7. anaclasis,
  8. anaclastic,
  9. anacletus,
  10. anaclinal

Related formsan·a·chron·ic [an-uh-kron-ik] /ˌæn əˈkrɒn ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for anachronic

anachronic

anachronical

/ (ˌænəˈkrɒnɪk) /

adjective

out of chronological order or out of date
Derived Formsanachronically, adverb

Word Origin for anachronic

C19: see anachronism

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