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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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But otherness always overtakes assimilation; I was always acutely aware of anomalousness, of exoticism or infantiiization, of the weight of cliche.
This created a very real dilemma because, while his public persona of statesman was already established and widely disseminated, Hitler's unconventional private life, the anomalousness of which already was a source of concern for Reich propagandists, offered no cast of family characters or humanizing attributes to portray him as first man and father of his nation.
If anomalousness is perceived, all the nodes will obscure the malicious nodes from the network, Keywords MANET, black-hole attack, AODV, routing protocols, security, clustering, and cluster-head.
On the contrary, I will argue that the formal ingenuity and anomalousness of Warhol's films of the 1960s, in minimizing the operations of secondary identification, felicitously disclose something essential to the non-reciprocal, voyeuristic structure of cinematic looking.
As a white human parasite (all slave owners over historical time have been/are human parasites) on his Black slaves and their labor-power, Jefferson was a direct beneficiary of the putative dullness, tastelessness, anomalousness, and imitativeness that he discerned in Africans.