noun, plural a·nom·a·lies.
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The reason for these conditions may be a rare climate anomaly that persisted for six years, new research indicates.A climate anomaly may have worsened the 1918 pandemic and WWI|Kate Baggaley|September 25, 2020|Popular Science
You can’t have these anomalies persist very long before someone figures it out.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 20, 2020|Freakonomics
Due to changes in immigration laws in the 1960s, it’s not much of an anomaly today.This immigration law heralded Kamala Harris’s VP nomination|Dan Kopf|August 19, 2020|Quartz
The anomaly was so marked that the region’s heat wave would represent a 1 in 100,000 year event — at least in a world without climate change, climate scientist Martin Stendel of the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen, tweeted on June 9.A Siberian town hit 100 degrees, setting a new record for the Arctic Circle|Carolyn Gramling|June 23, 2020|Science News
South Asia appears to be an anomaly in the pandemic due to inefficient epidemiological data, according to experts.Why South Asia’s COVID-19 Numbers Are So Low (For Now)|Puja Changoiwala|June 23, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed BritainBy Tim Teeman Lady Grantham of ‘Downton Abbey’ is far from an anomaly.Six Must-Read Stories About Gay Mormon Husbands and Iranian Drug Wars|The Daily Beast|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Recovery from a long-term eating disorder is a bit of a statistical anomaly.
And because of this anomaly, authenticators concluded it was not an original.
“What I see in the pictures is to a large extent an anomaly to the culture of the Syrian army,” he said.
One anomaly of this past holiday mayhem is that a significant number of the shootings were not gang-related.
But the testimony is scarcely ever found to stand that test, in cases in which the anomaly is not real.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
"Your speech is an anomaly, Mr. Mole," responded Jack, mimicking the voice of his tutor in his happiest manner.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
A man possessed of a new idea is an anomaly, a something that may not be impossible, but which has never appeared.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.|John Uri Lloyd
But the Maine law, which permits the importation of liquor into the state, whilst it prohibits its sale, is a useless anomaly.History of Prince Edward Island|Duncan Campbell
A giant with the tastes and disposition of a schoolgirl was an anomaly in a Swiss village.Stories in Light and Shadow|Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for anomaly
noun plural -lies
- Also called: true anomaly the angle between a planet, the sun, and the previous perihelion of the planet
- Also called: eccentric anomaly the angle between the periapsis of a particular point on a circle round the orbit as seen from the centre of the orbit. This point is obtained by producing a perpendicular to the major axis of the ellipse through the orbiting body until it reaches the circumference of the circle
- Also called: mean anomaly the angle between the periapsis of an orbit and the position of an imaginary body orbiting at a constant angular speed and in the same period as the real orbiting body
- Also called: gravity anomaly a deviation from the normal value of gravity at the earth's surface, caused by density differences at depth, for example those caused by a buried mineral body
- Also called: magnetic anomaly a magnetic field, for example one produced by a buried mineral body, that deviates from an expected or standard value, usually that of the earth's magnetic field