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parachronism

[ pa-rak-ruh-niz-uhm ]
/ 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.
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Origin of parachronism

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parachronism

par·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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