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 for anachronism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anachronism \An*ach"ro*nism\, n. [Gr. 'anachronismo`s, fr.
     'anachroni`zein to refer to a wrong time, to confound times;
     'ana` + chro`nos time: cf. F. anachronisme.]
     A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in
     chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each
     other, esp. one by which an event is placed too early;
     falsification of chronological relation.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something located at a time when it could not have existed
           or occurred [syn: anachronism, mistiming, misdating]
      2: an artifact that belongs to another time
      3: a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to
         another age

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "anachronism":
     antedate, antedating, anticipation, defect, faux pas, flaw, gaffe,
     metachronism, misapplication, misdate, misdating, mistake,
     mistiming, parachronism, postdate, postdating, prochronism,
     prolepsis, slip, solecism

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