[ US /əˈnɑməɫi/ ]
[ UK /ɐnˈɒməlˌi/ ]
  1. deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
  2. (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
  3. a person who is unusual
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How To Use anomaly In A Sentence

  • Perret considers this dispatch an anomaly: "It stands alone, unsupported, unrepeated."
  • Would you enjoy being a quintuplet in the early 20th century when, as a reproductive anomaly, the simple fact of your existence made your family a freak show.
  • Let's watch a massive magnetic anomaly. Times, Sunday Times
  • They also receive small doses from the radiation that is naturally trapped around Earth in the ionosphere and the Van Allen radiation belts, particularly near the South Atlantic Anomaly.
  • Senior executives such as Sallie Krawcheck, head of global wealth and investment manag ement at Bank of America Corp., and Heidi Miller, head of international operations at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., are still a statistical anomaly. Ranks of Women on Wall Street Thin
  • Initial indications are that the basic rocks responsible for the gravity anomaly are more extensive than originally mapped.
  • Constructing the normal model is the key of anomaly detection.
  • It was, they might concede, yes,  for now, genuinely quite interesting; a bit of an anomaly, but we had all the time in the world and there was nothing particularly at stake - or if you like there was   something very particular at stake, the anomaly bit, but it would soon be an anomaly no more and no rush about it. Encasement
  • So you are saying that the big difference between positing an intelligent designer to explain an anomaly and positing fairies is that former is done by IDists, while the latter is merely a caricature? Bradley Monton's Paper criticizing Dover Decision
  • It was quickly realized that a previously known anomaly in the orbital motion of Mercury was explicable with the relativistic theory.
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