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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.
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As a result, the Company believes that the decline in our stock price is related primarily to an unusually high number of shares becoming available for public sale, and in fact, being sold as evidenced by the anomalistic increase in daily volume.
Roll, to be used for recurrent instances of apparently anomalistic physical events regardless of how the investigator should elect to interpret the status (embodied or not) of the mind serving as the presumed agency for the effects (Roll, 1972, p.
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