anecdotal


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an·ec·dot·al

 (ăn′ĭk-dōt′l)
adj.
1. also an·ec·dot·ic (-dŏt′ĭk) or an·ec·dot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) Of, characterized by, or full of anecdotes.
2. Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis: "There are anecdotal reports of children poisoned by hot dogs roasted over a fire of the [oleander] stems" (C. Claiborne Ray).

an′ec·dot′al·ist n.
an′ec·dot′al·ly adv.

anecdotal

(ˌænɛkˈdəʊtəl)
adj
containing or consisting exclusively of anecdotes rather than connected discourse or research conducted under controlled conditions

an•ec•do•tal

(ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊt l, ˌæn ɪkˈdoʊt l)

adj.
1. pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes.
2. based on incidental observations or reports rather than systematic evaluation.
[1830–40]
an`ec•do′tal•ism, n.
an`ec•do′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anecdotal - having the character of an anecdote; "anecdotal evidence"
2.anecdotal - characterized by or given to telling anecdotes; "anecdotal conversation"; "an anecdotal history of jazz"; "he was at his anecdotic best"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray

anecdotal

adjective unreliable, untrustworthy, based on rumour countless anecdotal reports
Translations

anecdotal

[ˌænɪkˈdəʊtəl] ADJanecdótico

anecdotal

[ˌænɪkˈdəʊtəl] adj
(= based on individual accounts) anecdotal evidence → témoignages m
There is anecdotal evidence that fewer trainees are being offered jobs once they qualify → Les témoignages rapportent que de moins en moins de stagiaires se voient offrir un emploi au terme de leur formation.
At first, the evidence was mainly anecdotal
BUT Dans un premier temps il ne s'agissait que de témoignages isolés.
(= full of anecdotes) [account, story] → anecdotique

anecdotal

anecdotal

[ænɪkˈdəʊtl] adjaneddotico/a
References in classic literature ?
Sabin more entertaining, had never more appreciated his rare gift of effortless and anecdotal conversation.
I'm curious about the word anecdotal, as in anecdotal evidence.
The Commons Defence Committee said there was "strong anecdotal evidence" that stringent conditions laid down by the manufacturers for issuing Lariam had been ignored by the armed forces.
Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee onAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Tuesday, Lynch said while there are anecdotal stor there isn't any hard data that says Americans are less safe because of a national debate over the use of force by police.
She is signing her latest title and sharing her anecdotal guidebook to alternative parental submonitions in "How to Teach Your Kids to Swear" the 2nd Bonus Edition.
Let me put this out there right now: There is no scientific evidence that any vaccine has ever been linked to autism--it's all anecdotal.
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Cannell points to TB sanitariums as anecdotal evidence that sunlight fights infections.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that traditional treatment does not fully restore hearing.
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The article ends with commentary by Margaret Laws, a director of the California HealthCare Foundation: "Until now, she said, the only sources of information on the costs of caring for illegal immigrants have been anecdotal reports.
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