anomalous anomalous  /ə ˈnɑ mə ləs/


  • (adj) deviating from the general or common order or type


  1. The company, dependent as it was on internet marketing, went down the tube when an unexplained, anomalous dip in the number of hits left it gasping.
  2. This year's scanty rainfall appears to be anomalous after the long string of bountiful rainfalls that we have had.
  3. To limit areas into which search engines can crawl into appears to be anomalous to our times.


  • Elevated pollutant finding no big danger, water official says

    Though the Nelsonville Public Water Supply last year detected an elevated level of a contaminant that's a byproduct of chlorination, an Ohio EPA official said last week that this appears to have been an anomalous result, which has not been repeated in subsequent, more frequent testing.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Athens News


  1. "It immediately seemed like the kind of thing we could make a movie out of, largely by virtue of what kind of story it is, which for Cormac is a little anomalous compared to his other things," Ethan Coen, 50, told The Associated Press during an...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Coen brothers Source: Washington Post

  2. ...told the hearing that his proposed Federal Data Mining Reporting Act would require federal agencies to regularly inform Congress about their use of data mining "to discover predictive or anomalous patterns indicating criminal or terrorist...
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Russ Feingold Source: FOXNews

  3. "As time goes by, if India were to meet safeguard obligations, some Australians would see it as anomalous that we would sell uranium to China but not to India," Prime Minister John Howard told reporters in his hometown of Sydney.
    on Sep 24, 2006 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

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