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a discrepancy between the order of events in a story and the order in which they are presented in the plot:
Anachronies are either flashbacks or flashforwards.


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  • Anachronism

    something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare. an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one: To […]

  • Anachronistic

    pertaining to or containing an . Contemporary Examples “His films are brassy, anachronistic,” says Rex Roberts, associate editor with Film International. ‘Great Gatsby’ Reviewers Divided: Is Baz Luhrmann a Good Director? Kevin Fallon May 8, 2013 With his anachronistic attitude toward the biblical story, Bale is just following the lead of his director. Christian Bale: […]

  • Anachronous

    misplaced in time; anachronistic.

  • Anacidity

    the abnormal absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. anacidity an·a·cid·i·ty (ān’ə-sĭd’ĭ-tē) n. Absence of acidity, especially the absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juices.

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