The definition of anachronism is a person or thing that is placed in a time period where it does not fit.(noun)
If a movie about ancient Egypt showed a Pharaoh wearing a wristwatch, the wristwatch would be an example of an anachronism.
See anachronism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MGr anachronismos < anachronizein, to refer to a wrong time < Gr ana-, against + chronos, time
See anachronism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French anachronisme
Origin: , from New Latin anachronismus
Origin: , from Late Greek anakhronismos
Origin: , from anakhronizesthai, to be an anachronism
Origin: : Greek ana-, ana-
Origin: + Greek khronizein, to take time (from khronos, time).
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