achro·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ ¦ā-ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce achronological (audio) , -ˌkrō- \

Definition of achronological

: not relating to, arranged in, or determined according to the order of time : not chronological As the achronological storytelling gimmick eventually becomes exhausted, the film's once off-beat energy fails to keep up until the very end, leaving viewers unsatisfied with its inauthentic, too-good-to-be-true ending.— Lauren Barbato, University Wire, 23 June 2009

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First Known Use of achronological

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achronological

a- entry 2 + chronological

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“Achronological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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