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a·nom·a·lous

 (ə-nŏm′ə-ləs)
adj.
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.

anomalous

(əˈnɒmələs)
adj
deviating from the normal or usual order, type, etc; irregular, abnormal, or incongruous
[C17: from Late Latin anōmalus, from Greek anōmalos uneven, inconsistent, from an- + homalos even, from homos one and the same]
aˈnomalously adv
aˈnomalousness n

a•nom•a•lous

(əˈnɒm ə ləs)

adj.
1. deviating from the common order, form, or rule; irregular; abnormal.
2. not fitting into a common, familiar, or expected type or pattern; unusual.
3. incongruous or inconsistent.
[1640–50; (< Medieval Latin, Late Latin anōmalus) < Greek anṓmalos irregular]
a•nom′a•lous•ly, adv.
a•nom′a•lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anomalous - deviating from the general or common order or type; "advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe"
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"

anomalous

adjective unusual, odd, rare, bizarre, exceptional, peculiar, eccentric, abnormal, irregular, inconsistent, off-the-wall (slang), incongruous, deviating, oddball (informal), out there (slang), atypical, aberrant, outré For years his anomalous behaviour has baffled scientists.
common, natural, normal, regular, usual, ordinary, familiar, typical, customary

anomalous

adjective
Translations
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anomalan

anomalous

[əˈnɒmələs] ADJanómalo

anomalous

[əˈnɒmələs] adj [position, situation] → anormal(e); [results] → anormal(e)

anomalous

anomalous

[əˈnɒmələs] adjanomalo/a

a·nom·a·lous

a. anómalo-a, irregular, disforme.
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Physiognomically regarded, the Sperm Whale is an anomalous creature.
Mingott's box, to proclaim to the waiting world his engagement to May Welland, and to see her through whatever difficulties her cousin's anomalous situation might involve her in; this impulse had abruptly overruled all scruples and hesitations, and sent him hurrying through the red corridors to the farther side of the house.
He maintained that the poverty of Russia arises not merely from the anomalous distribution of landed property and misdirected reforms, but that what had contributed of late years to this result was the civilization from without abnormally grafted upon Russia, especially facilities of communication, as railways, leading to centralization in towns, the development of luxury, and the consequent development of manufactures, credit and its accompaniment of speculation--all to the detriment of agriculture.
And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
But to return to my anomalous position in King Arthur's kingdom.
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She felt that they were weighing her, appraising her, and for the first time the anomalous position she occupied on Berande sank sharply home to her.
I have always, as you know, ignored your somewhat anomalous position as the servant of one man and the slave of a society.
I therefore endeavored to instil hope and courage into his mind, in order that he might dare to engage in a vocation so anomalous and re- sponsible for a person in his situation; and I was seconded in this effort by warm-hearted friends, es- pecially by the late General Agent of the Massa- chusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Mr.
This state of things continued till about the middle of July, and then there was a little change; Pelet came home one night, an hour after his usual time, in a state of unequivocal intoxication, a thing anomalous with him; for if he had some of the worst faults of his countrymen, he had also one at least of their virtues, i.
by a cry, at first muffled and broken, like the sobbing of a child, and then quickly swelling into one long, loud, and continuous scream, utterly anomalous and inhuman - a howl - a wailing shriek, half of horror and half of triumph, such as might have arisen only out of hell, conjointly from the throats of the dammed in their agony and of the demons that exult in the damnation.
Great good- nature, a very tolerable share of skill in his profession, and, considering the circumstances, no contemptible degree of honesty, were the principal ingredients in the character of this man, who was known to the settlers as Squire Van der School, and sometimes by the flattering though anomalous title of the “Dutch” or “honest lawyer.