An object or event that is seemingly out of place in time.
The watch on Charleton Heston's wrist in "The Ten Commandments" seemed an anachronism when it was mistakenly visible in the actual movie.
by MX December 16, 2003
Top Definition

From Middle Greek anachronismo, the word Anachronism refers to an event, person, object or custom that is chronologically out of place. It can also be an error in chronology, in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one.
Popularized by the Dresden Dolls’ song Girl Anachronism, you probably didn’t know the existence of the word until you heard that song, bitch.
by jester. August 26, 2006
out of place or at the wrong time
The Dresden Dolls song "Girl Anachronism"
by dana June 18, 2004
out of the proper time.
Wrong time
by LarstaiT November 10, 2003
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