parachronism

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

noun

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

Origin of parachronism

First recorded in 1635–45; para-1 + chron- + -ism

Related forms

par·ach·ro·nis·tic, adjective
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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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