from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Belonging to an earlier time; too old to be used; primitive; out of date.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Misdated; especially, dated too late.
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Would these not be examples of anachronistic characters but parachronistic.
Our laws are based on the constitution; and yes, "the right to bear arms" might be a bit parachronistic; but you can't have it both ways.
Your first assignment is to tell me what would happen if a parachronistic incongruity had occurred, what indications we would have of it.
“And a parachronistic incongruity is an object whose removal has no effect?”
Bringing an object forward through time would create a parachronistic incongruity.
“Try to get in touch with Andrews, and call up the Bodleian’s files on parachronistic incongruities.”
“Here’s the bibliography on parachronistic incongruities,” he said.
“Ring up Ernst Hasselmeyer in Berlin and ask him if he knows anything about parachronistic incongruities, and if he doesn’t, ask him who does,” Mr. Dunworthy said.