a·nach·ro·ny (ə-năkʹrə-nē) n.
Discrepancy between the chronological order of events and the order in which they are related in a plot.
  [anachronism + -y2.]   an'a·chronʹic (ăn'ə-krŏnʹĭk) adj.

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