GRE vocabulary: anachronism

Definition of anachronism (noun) - something out of place in time (e.g. an airplane in 1492); something that is obsolete or out of date


Example sentences with this word:
  • The editor recognized an anachronism in the manuscript where the character from the 1500s boarded an airplane.
  • He realized that the film about cavemen contained an anachronism when he saw a jet cut across the horizon during a hunting scene.

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