anachronism /əˈnakrəˌnɪz(ə)m/


I. noun

1. a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned

the town is a throwback to medieval times, an anachronism that has survived the passing years.
2. [ mass noun] the action of attributing something to a period to which it does not belong.

it is anachronism to suppose that the official morality of the age was mere window dressing.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from Greek anakhronismos, from ana- ‘backwards’ + khronos ‘time’.

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