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[pa-rak-ruh-niz-uh m]
  1. a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date later than the actual one.
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Origin of parachronism

First recorded in 1635–45; para-1 + chron- + -ism
Related formspar·ach·ro·nis·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Parachronism, par-ak′ron-izm, n. an error in dating an event by which it is made to appear later than it really was.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


British Dictionary definitions for parachronism


  1. an error in dating, esp by giving too late a dateCompare prochronism
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Word Origin

C17: from para- 1 + -chronism, as in anachronism
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