- 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.
- Grammar. irregular.
Origin of anomalous
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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.Why Wall Street Is Projecting Slower Growth
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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
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- deviating from the normal or usual order, type, etc; irregular, abnormal, or incongruous
C17: from Late Latin anōmalus, from Greek anōmalos uneven, inconsistent, from an- + homalos even, from homos one and the same
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Word Origin and History for anomalously
1640s, from Late Latin anomalus, from Greek anomalos "uneven, irregular" (see anomaly). Related: Anomalously; anomalousness.
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