BASICS
Vocabulary
chronocide n (Gr kronos, time + Lad cider, from caedere, to slay) - the murder of time, the violent interruption of historical succession of continuity.

Any revolution is a form of chronocide: the past and present are sacrificed to the future. Any counterrevolution is also a chronocide: the present and the future are sacrificed to the past.
Communism is a chronocide: it destroys traditions in its leap to the chimeric future. Fascism is a chronocide: it brings society under the spell of the mythic past.

chronocracy n (Gr kronos, time + Gr kratia, power or rule) - rule by the laws of time and by the force of temporality; a form of government imposing time constraints on all authorities and stipulating the necessity for periodic change of leaders and transfer of powers on all levels.

Under chronocracy, social life is determined by the regular replacement of political, scientific, economic, and cultural trends, methods, fashions, and personnel in certain periods of time. Presidents, computers, car models, artistic trends, dress cuts, textbooks, have to change periodically to maintain their authoritative status as "new".

chronomania n (Gr kronos, time + Gr mania, obsession) - obsession with time and speed, inclination to utilise every moment and to submit one's life to a total time control.

Chronomania may become dangerous for your mental health. Try to find a different focus of life, apart from schedules and deadlines.

chronopathy n (Gr kronos, time + Gr pathea, suffering) - a temporality disorder, a deficiency of time sense; inability to manage time, to comply with schedules, etc.

Chronopathy is the undiagnosed cause of many social disorders and career failures.

chronosome n (Gr kronos, time + Gr soma, body) - a unit of historical heredity, in contrast with a chromosome as a unit of biological heredity; a mental code of a historical period that is transmitted to subsequent generations through styles, traditions and "cultural air".

The generation of the 2000s has different chronosomes that we had in the 1990s.
The chronosomes of the early 20th c. avant-garde reached the generation of the 1960s and shaped its political views and artistic styles.


A Lexicon of Neulogisms, Mikhail Epstein (Emory University).