from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An error in chronology by which an event has assigned to it a date later than the proper one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare An error in chronology, by which the date of an event is set later than the time of its occurrence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An error in chronological order in which one is ascribed a later time; metachronism.


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  • But "parachronism" did not stand the test of time.

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day 2009

  • Fujisaki’s theory is that the amount of slippage is limited, and that an incongruity occurs when the slippage can’t increase radically enough to prevent the parachronism.”

    To Say Nothing of the Dog Willis, Connie 1997


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