[ pa-rak-ruh-niz-uhm ]
/ pæˈræk rəˌnɪz əm /
a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date later than the actual one.
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OTHER WORDS FROM parachronismpar·ach·ro·nis·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for parachronism
Parachronism, par-ak′ron-izm, n. an error in dating an event by which it is made to appear later than it really was.
British Dictionary definitions for parachronism
/ (pəˈrækrəˌnɪzəm) /
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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