Meaning of “anachronism” in the English Dictionary

"anachronism" in British English

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anachronismnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈnæk.rə.nɪ.zəm/ us /əˈnæk.rə.nɪ.zəm/
adjective uk /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪk/ us /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪk/

He described the law as anachronistic (= more suitable for an earlier time) and ridiculous.
adverb uk /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “anachronism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anachronism" in American English

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anachronismnoun [ C ]

us /əˈnæk·rəˌnɪz·əm/

someone or something placed in the wrong period in history, or something that belongs to the past rather than the present:

For a historical drama, the movie was filled with anachronisms.
adjective us /əˌnæk·rəˈnɪs·tɪk/

He uses only e-mail, never anachronistic regular mail.

(Definition of “anachronism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)