Anachronism refers to something or someone that is out of its proper time period or historical context. It can be an object, event, or idea that is mistakenly placed in a time period where it does not belong.

Interesting fact: The term “anachronism” originated from the Greek words “ana” meaning “against” and “chronos” meaning “time.” It was first used in English in the early 17th century to describe the error of placing an event or person in the wrong historical period in literature or art. Anachronisms can often be found in movies or TV shows, where modern objects or language are mistakenly included in historical settings.