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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.


in an anecdotal manner
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Looking at the interest Facebook and Amazon had in the Indian Premier League rights, anecdotally it sounded like very big numbers.
The figures show prescriptions of addictive medicines are on the rise nationally, which Dr Abbasi said he had seen anecdotally in Merseyside.
We knew anecdotally [that the fraternity] had an enormous impact on Jewish identity," said Carr, who added that he wanted the Jewish community to see that the AEPi experience was as much a "game changer" for maintaining Jewish identity in young Jews as a program like Birthright.
She added: "I'm encouraged by the increased reporting which anecdotally confirms victims have more confidence in the way they are managed by our multi agency team.
I found that anecdotally, there was a lot of doubling-up going on for unit roommates.
We knew anecdotally that many were either married to each other or going out with each other, but we just did a quick ask around to find out how many were together.
In my work, I would say that anecdotally there does seem to be more cases of people with stress and depression.
Flaxseed oil (which contains primarily alpha-linolenic acid and small amounts of linoleic acid) has also been reported anecdotally to be an effective treatment for AD.
The survey affirmed statistically what we have heard anecdotally for years: Financial advisors often do not discuss life insurance during the financial planning process" says Kevin Kimbrough, a national sales manager at Saybrus.
The charities said they already knew anecdotally many parents were struggling, but hoped the survey would map the extent of the problem and provide evidence to help their campaign.
Such is the premise of this book by Eapen (founder and managing principal of Decision Options, LLC, "a boutique advisory services company"), which informally and anecdotally provides advice to managers on creating an environment for implementing "options-based decisions.
Brokers and owners are anecdotally noticing more interested buyers and first-quarter numbers show that townhouse sales doubled to 41 this year, compared with the same period in 2009, according to Streeteasy.