Anachronism – definition for kids

anach·ro·nism

Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressnak-rschwa-secondarystressniz-schwam
Function: noun

Etymology: probably from Greek anachronismos “anachronism,” derived from earlier anachronizein “to be late,” from ana- “up” and chronos “time” –related to CHRONICCHRONICLE,SYNCHRONOUS
1 : the placing of persons, events, objects, or customs in times to which they do not belong
2 : a person or a thing out of place in time and especially the present time
3 : the state or condition of being out of place in time
– anach·ro·nis·tic  /schwa-secondarystressnak-rschwa-primarystressnis-tikadjective
– anach·ro·nis·ti·cal·ly  /-ti-k(schwa-)lemacronadverb

Reproduced with thanks from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

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