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ANACHRONISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anachronism mean? 

ANACHRONISM (noun)
  The noun ANACHRONISM has 3 senses:

1. something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
2. an artifact that belongs to another time
3. a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age

  Familiarity information: ANACHRONISM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANACHRONISM (noun)


Sense 1anachronism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

anachronism; misdating; mistiming

Hypernyms ("anachronism" is a kind of...):

timekeeping (the act or process of determining the time)


Sense 2anachronism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An artifact that belongs to another time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("anachronism" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)


Sense 3anachronism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("anachronism" is a kind of...):

anomaly; unusual person (a person who is unusual)


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