parachronism

[pa-rak-ruh-niz-uh m]

Origin of parachronism

First recorded in 1635–45; para-1 + chron- + -ism
Related formspar·ach·ro·nis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parachronism

parachronism

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

Word Origin for parachronism

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