Meaning of metachronism in English:

metachronism

noun

  • 1An error in chronology, especially the placing of an event later than its real date. rare after 17th century.

  • 2Biology
    = metachrony .

Pronunciation

metachronism

/mɪˈtakrənɪz(ə)m/ /mɛˈtakrənɪz(ə)m/

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Hales (1584–1656), scholar. From Hellenistic Greek μετάχρονος anachronistic (from ancient Greek μετα- + χρόνος) + -ism; in sense 1 perhaps after anachronism.