/proh"kreuh niz'euhm, prok"reuh-/, n.
a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date earlier than the actual one; prolepsis. Cf. anachronism, parachronism.
[1640-50; PRO-2 + Gk chrón(os) time + -ISM. See ANACHRONISM]

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