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# anachronism

anachronism - Dictionary definition and meaning for word anachronism

Definition
(noun) something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
Synonyms : misdating , mistiming
Definition
(noun) an artifact that belongs to another time Definition
(noun) a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for anachronism

you know about chronometer- means clock. Anything with "chron" is related to time. Anachronisim-an+chron+ism> here an is used in negative sense> so anachronism means something or someone that is not in its correct time

Anachronism = Ana + chron (chronology) + ism = A person or thing who is out of chornological order .i.e. Person belongs to earlier time.

chronous(relating to time)as in synchronous. ana(not)chrounous(in time)

If u remember the movie, Leopold was an anachronism!

picture AN ACT in which an astronaut is being CROWNED = AN ACT CROWNISM

ana (out of order, negative sense) + chron (time).. so something not placed correctly with respect to time.

The movies Action Replayy talk about anachronism

ANACHRONISM<===> à¤ªà¥à¤°à¤¾à¤¨à¥‡ à¤¸à¤®à¤¯ à¤•à¤¾ (pr. \\purane samay ka \\ )[Noun] Example:Monarchy is considered as anachronism in the age of democracy