[proh-kruh-niz-uh m, prok-ruh-]


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

Origin of prochronism

1640–50; pro-2 + Greek chrón(os) time + -ism. See anachronism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of prochronism

  • Their calculations are sound on the recognised premises; but they have not allowed for the Law of Prochronism in Creation.


    Philip Henry Gosse

British Dictionary definitions for prochronism



an error in dating that places an event earlier than it actually occurredCompare parachronism

Word Origin for prochronism

C17: from pro- ² + Greek khronos time + -ism, by analogy with anachronism
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