Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Discrepancy between the chronological order of events and the order in which they are related in a plot.

Etymologies

anachron(ism) + -y2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Modern conventions have evolved from acrimony to anachrony, ignored by media and mocked by the public.

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  • general term for discrepancy between the chronological order of events and the order in which they are related in a plot. Includes analepsis and prolepsis

    July 16, 2009