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  • Prof.J.James
    anachronism (uh-NAK-ruh-niz-uhm) noun 1. The error of placing a person, object, custom, or event in the wrong historical period. 2. A person, thing, or
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      anachronism (uh-NAK-ruh-niz-uhm) noun

      1. The error of placing a person, object, custom, or event in the wrong
      historical period.

      2. A person, thing, or practice that does not belong in a time period.

      [From French anachronisme, from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos,
      from ana-, (backwards) + khronos (time).]

      Anachronism can be of two kinds: parachronism, when the assigned date is
      too late, and prochronism, when the date is too early. Even language can
      be fraught with anachronism. Imagine a science fiction story where the
      protagonist rides a time machine to go back some 500 years. While there,
      he comments how "nice" someone's dress is. Well, at that time the word
      nice would have meant "stupid". Sometimes anachronism can be unintentional,
      a story written in 1970 and set in 2000 that features the USSR, for example.
    • Binu Chacko
      Hi, Please refer an aricle about our new Catholica:- http://www.gbcreations.i8.com/cgi-bin/i/articles/Baselios_Mar_Thoma_Didimos_-_I.gif with regards, Binu
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 3, 2006
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        Hi,

        Please refer an aricle about our new Catholica:-

        http://www.gbcreations.i8.com/cgi-bin/i/articles/Baselios_Mar_Thoma_Didimos_-_I.gif

        with regards,

        Binu Chacko
        New Delhi
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