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n. pl. a·nom·a·lies
1. Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
2. One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify: "Both men are anomalies: they have ... likable personalities but each has made his reputation as a heavy" (David Pauly).
3. Astronomy The angular deviation, as observed from the sun, of a planet from its perihelion.

a·nom′a·lis′tic adj.
a·nom′a·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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This approach has been successfully utilized in the past to test anomalistic beliefs (Dagnall, Munley, Parker, & Drinkwater, 2010b; Dagnall, Munley, Parker, & Drinkwater, 2010c; Dagnall, Parker, Munley, & Drinkwater, 2010a).
One of the developments occurring in the UK, perhaps partly as a reaction to the rise of parapsychology and psychical research, is the growth of anomalistic psychology.
Parapsychology, admittedly under the title of anomalistic psychology, has also made it onto the preuniversity psychology syllabus in the UK too, and is now available as an option to tens of thousands of 16-18 year-old psychology students each year.
Some of her research has basically been anomalistic psychology (Valasek, et ah, 2014; Watt et ah, 2014), but in one thought-provoking study the psi hypothesis was also tested (i.
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The presence of boxing world champion Carl Froch appears anomalistic, I grant you.