[ uh-nom-uh-luh s ]
/ əˈnɒm ə ləs /
deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; irregular; abnormal: Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe.
not fitting into a common or familiar type, classification, or pattern; unusual: He held an anomalous position in the art world.
incongruous or inconsistent.
Words nearby anomalous
Origin of anomalous
OTHER WORDS FROM anomalousa·nom·a·lous·ly, adverba·nom·a·lous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for anomalously
Well, a lot of it has to do with how GDP is calculated and an anomalously high reading in the third quarter.
In it a convoluted structure replaced and rendered intelligible the anomalously rifted mass seen by Bond in 1847.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
British Dictionary definitions for anomalously
/ (əˈnɒmələs) /
deviating from the normal or usual order, type, etc; irregular, abnormal, or incongruous
Derived forms of anomalousanomalously, adverbanomalousness, noun
Word Origin for anomalous
C17: from Late Latin anōmalus, from Greek anōmalos uneven, inconsistent, from an- + homalos even, from homos one and the same
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