- a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date later than the actual one.
Origin of parachronism
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Parachronism, par-ak′ron-izm, n. an error in dating an event by which it is made to appear later than it really was.
- an error in dating, esp by giving too late a dateCompare prochronism
C17: from para- 1 + -chronism, as in anachronism