Origin of anachronism
Examples from the Web for anachronism
These days, says another former top studio executive, puts are an anachronism.
This rendered the conflict absurd, and religious wars became an anachronism.The Great Illusion|Norman Angell
In short, Hare's view of the average American is now such an anachronism as to entitle him fairly to be called a freak.A Year in Europe|Walter W. Moore
The development of production makes the existence of different classes of society thenceforth an anachronism.Socialism: Utopian and Scientific|Frederick Engels
Word Origin for anachronism
1640s, "an error in computing time or finding dates," from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos, from anakhronizein "refer to wrong time," from ana- "against" (see ana-) + khronos "time" (see chrono-). Meaning "something out of harmony with the present" first recorded 1816.