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synonyms for anomaly

  • aberration
  • abnormality
  • deviation
  • inconsistency
  • irregularity
  • oddity
  • rarity
  • departure
  • eccentricity
  • exception
  • incongruity
  • peculiarity
  • unorthodoxy
  • unconformity
See also synonyms for: anomalies
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antonyms for anomaly

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  • conformity
  • normality
  • regularity
  • sameness
  • standard
  • usualness
  • usual
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How to use anomaly in a sentence

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 WWIKATE BAGGALEYSEPTEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR-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. DUBNERAUGUST 20, 2020FREAKONOMICS
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 NOMINATIONDAN KOPFAUGUST 19, 2020QUARTZ
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 CIRCLECAROLYN GRAMLINGJUNE 23, 2020SCIENCE 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 CHANGOIWALAJUNE 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
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 INDUCTIVEJOHN 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 TURKSBRACEBRIDGE 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 ISLANDDUNCAN CAMPBELL
A giant with the tastes and disposition of a schoolgirl was an anomaly in a Swiss village.
STORIES IN LIGHT AND SHADOWBRET HARTE
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WORDS RELATED TO ANOMALY

  • aberrancy
  • aberration
  • anomaly
  • deviation
  • divergence
  • irregularity
  • preternaturalness
  • unnaturalness
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