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My interests span biology, though sometimes I feel like an anachronism, somebody from the Victorian era when there weren't so many boundaries dividing the sciences.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Meaning of "anachronism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ANACHRONISM

From Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos a mistake in chronology, from anakhronizein to err in a time reference, from ana- + khronos time.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ANACHRONISM

anachronism  [əˈnækrəˌnɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANACHRONISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anachronism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANACHRONISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anachronism

Anachronism

An anachronism, is a chronological inconsistency in some arrangement, especially a juxtaposition of person, events, objects, or customs from different periods of time. The most common type of anachronism is an object misplaced in time, but it may be a verbal expression, a technology, a philosophical idea, a musical style, a material/textile, a plant or animal, a custom or anything else associated with a particular period in time so that it is incorrect to place it outside its proper temporal domain.

Definition of anachronism in the English dictionary

The definition of anachronism in the dictionary is the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed. Other definition of anachronism is a person or thing that belongs or seems to belong to another time.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANACHRONISM


Anglicanism
ˈæŋɡlɪkəˌnɪzəm
antagonism
ænˈtæɡəˌnɪzəm
creationism
kriːˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm
exhibitionism
ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃəˌnɪzəm
expansionism
ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm
expressionism
ɪkˈsprɛʃəˌnɪzəm
hedonism
ˈhiːdəˌnɪzəm
humanism
ˈhjuːməˌnɪzəm
humanitarianism
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm
impressionism
ɪmˈprɛʃəˌnɪzəm
isolationism
ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃəˌnɪzəm
mechanism
ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm
microorganism
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɔːɡəˌnɪzəm
modernism
ˈmɒdəˌnɪzəm
organism
ˈɔːɡəˌnɪzəm
reductionism
rɪˈdʌkʃəˌnɪzəm
Satanism
ˈseɪtəˌnɪzəm
urbanism
ˈɜːbəˌnɪzəm
vegetarianism
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm
Zionism
ˈzaɪəˌnɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANACHRONISM

anacardiaceous
anacardium
anacatharsis
anacathartic
anacharis
anachorism
anachronic
anachronical
anachronically
anachronistic
anachronistically
anachronous
anachronously
anaclastic
anaclinal
anaclisis
anaclitic
anacolutha
anacoluthia
anacoluthic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANACHRONISM

abolitionism
abstract expressionism
aldosteronism
connectionism
constructionism
evolutionism
feminism
interactionism
interventionism
monism
Mormonism
obstructionism
Parkinsonism
perfectionism
Platonism
protectionism
revisionism
synchronism
tectonism
trade unionism
unionism

Synonyms and antonyms of anachronism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «anachronism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANACHRONISM

Find out the translation of anachronism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anachronism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anachronism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

时代错误
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anacronismo
570 millions of speakers

English

anachronism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कालभ्रम
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مفارقة تاريخية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

анахронизмом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anacronismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কালবৈষম্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anachronisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anachronism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anachronismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

時代錯誤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시대 착오
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anachronism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự sai lầm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடிந்து போய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कालबाह्यता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anakronizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anacronismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

anachronizmem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

анахронізмом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anacronism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναχρονισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anachronisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anakronism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anakronisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anachronism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANACHRONISM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANACHRONISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anachronism

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4 QUOTES WITH «ANACHRONISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anachronism.
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Minnie Maddern Fiske
This is an age of specialization, and in such an age the repertory theater is an anachronism, a ludicrous anachronism.
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Lev Grossman
One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country.
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Margrethe II of Denmark
One shouldn't write one's own epitaph. I hope people will remember me as one who did her best - and who wasn't an anachronism.
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Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
My interests span biology, though sometimes I feel like an anachronism, somebody from the Victorian era when there weren't so many boundaries dividing the sciences.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANACHRONISM»

Discover the use of anachronism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anachronism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Antiquity and Anachronism in Japanese History
This collection of essays is built around a major but previously unstudied theme in Japanese history--the extent to which the exaggeration of antiquity has distorted historical understanding.
Jeffrey P. Mass, 1992
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Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative ...
This book examines the act of medieval re-creation as performance by focusing on the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
Michael A. Cramer, 2010
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The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the ...
The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the “contemporary” in the field of poetics.
Steve McCaffery, 2012
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On Anachronism
" The book examines how contemporary theory considers the future and its relation to the past as that which is inescapable in the form of trauma.
Jeremy Tambling, 2010
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Mechanized Juggernaut Or Military Anachronism?: Horses and ...
DiNardo argues that, although the elite panzer divisions were indeed formidable units, about 75 percent of the German Army were infantry divisions who relied primarily on the horse for transport.
R. L. DiNardo, 2008
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Continuity and Anachronism: Parliamentary and Constitutional ...
Parliamentary and Constitutional Development in Whig Historiography and in the Anti-Whig Reaction Between 1890 and 1930 P. B. M. Blaas. B. LAW AND HISTORY INCOMPATIBLE? A mixture of legal dogma and legal history is in general ...
P. B. M. Blaas, 1978
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Anachronism
A traumatic journey though a damaged perspective.
Marie Matteucci, 2001
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Jacques Rancire
In an article published four years after The Names of History, Rancière argues that the concept of anachronism plays a crucial structuring or regulatory role, but an underanalysed one, in Febvre's book and in the New History generally.
Oliver Davis, 2010
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Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations
Aging. and. the. Scandal. of. Anachronism. Mary. Russo. One of the most unforgettable images in twentieth-century critical writing is Walter Benjamin's grand and terrifying portrait of the angel of history. In an allegory of time, the angel faces ...
Kathleen Woodward, 1999
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Cinephilia: Movies, Love and Memory
The. Future. of. Anachronism. Todd. Haynes. and. the. Magnificent. Andersons. Elena. Gorfinkel. Speaking nostalgically, it is our grandfathers and grandmothers in general that we regret, not just their aesthetic response and opportunities to ...
Marijke de Valck, Malte Hagener, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANACHRONISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anachronism is used in the context of the following news items.
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The time has arrived for true Senate reform
It is an anachronism for an unelected body to have a say in the making of laws in a democratic system. This doesn't mean the Senate should be ... «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»
2
Ancient Ritual Bath Found Under Jerusalem Home
... congregations, while most Reform and Re-constructionist branches of Judaism have eschewed the practice as an anachronism of the times. «New Historian, Jul 15»
3
The Sinking Of The Atlantic
... it is a uniquely American phenomenon that condemns the Second Amendment as a dangerous anachronism from an earlier, ignorant time. «America's 1st Freedom, Jul 15»
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Privacy Is Freedom
... the very idea of privacy has been treated as, at best, an anachronism of the pre-digital age. Meanwhile, those desiring to keep their personal ... «Truthdig, Jul 15»
5
SoundTreks: Hairspray
Her song “Mama Didn't Lie” was released in 1963 (Anachronism alert! The film takes place in '62!) and was a big hit on the Billboard charts. «Crave Online, Jul 15»
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Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia
Standing at the center of the 18.5-acre lot he bought in 1994, Chuck James' feet are planted in what's almost an anachronism. Almost. «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
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ABC must address issues of bias and relevance
Maurice Newman, the former ABC chair, writing in The Australian, put the proposition that the ABC is now an anachronism and no longer a ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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'Knee-high by the 4th' an anachronism
Maturing corn rises up in front of The Andersons elevator west of Champaign on Wednesday August 27, 2014. It turns out "knee-high by the ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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'Rock warehouse' finally organized
“The rock warehouse is an anachronism in a digital age, but it plays an essential role in Earth science. It's like a museum, or library of seeds,” ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
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Why we're so confused about Amy Winehouse
“I'm an anachronism,” she said, meaning her jazz upbringing, her preference for writing her own ... How does the anachronism fare today? «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Anachronism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/anachronism>. Aug 2019 ».
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