parachronism

[ pa-rak-ruh-niz-uh m ]
/ pæˈræk rəˌnɪz əm /
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noun

a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date later than the actual one.

Nearby words

  1. paracholera,
  2. parachordal,
  3. parachroma,
  4. parachromatopsia,
  5. parachromatosis,
  6. parachute,
  7. parachute brake,
  8. parachute mitral valve,
  9. parachute reflex,
  10. parachute rigger


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

/ (pəˈrækrəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

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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