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noun as in deviation from normal, usual

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The reason for these conditions may be a rare climate anomaly that persisted for six years, new research indicates.

You can’t have these anomalies persist very long before someone figures it out.

Due to changes in immigration laws in the 1960s, it’s not much of an anomaly today.

From 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.

South Asia appears to be an anomaly in the pandemic due to inefficient epidemiological data, according to experts.

The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed BritainBy Tim Teeman Lady Grantham of ‘Downton Abbey’ is far from an anomaly.

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.

"Your speech is an anomaly, Mr. Mole," responded Jack, mimicking the voice of his tutor in his happiest manner.

A man possessed of a new idea is an anomaly, a something that may not be impossible, but which has never appeared.

But the Maine law, which permits the importation of liquor into the state, whilst it prohibits its sale, is a useless anomaly.

A giant with the tastes and disposition of a schoolgirl was an anomaly in a Swiss village.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anomaly, such as: aberration, abnormality, deviation, inconsistency, irregularity, and oddity.

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