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1. Deviating from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
2. Equivocal, as in classification or nature.

[From Late Latin anōmalos, from Greek, uneven : probably from an-, not; see a-1 + homalos, even (from homos, same; see sem- in Indo-European roots).]

a·nom′a·lous·ly adv.
a·nom′a·lous·ness n.
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Noun1.anomalousness - deviation from the normal or common order or form or ruleanomalousness - deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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Second, it notes that the proposed theory is not subject to some familiar objections to classical theories, nor to eccentricity or anomalousness complaints.
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