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deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; ; 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.
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Contemporary Examples

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 Matthew Zeitlin December 5, 2012

Historical Examples

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 Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

deviating from the normal or usual order, type, etc; irregular, abnormal, or incongruous

1640s, from Late Latin anomalus, from Greek anomalos “uneven, irregular” (see anomaly). Related: Anomalously; anomalousness.


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