anomaly anomaly  /ə ˈnɑ mə li/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
  2. (n) a person who is unusual
  3. (n) (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • His marks in Physics were an anomaly. He had done very well in other subjects.

News

  1. New clue on Earhart plane

    A sonar anomaly that researchers suspect might possibly be the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's aircraft is a straight, unbroken feature uncannily consistent with the fuselage of a Lockheed Electra, new analysis of the sonar imagery captured off a remote Pacific island has revealed.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. Earhart's plane? New sonar imagery analysis raises hopes

    By Rossella LorenziDiscovery NewsA sonar anomaly that researchers suspect might possibly be the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's aircraft is a straight, unbroken feature uncannily consistent with the fuselage of a Lockheed Electra, new analysis of the sonar imagery captured off a remote Pacific island has revealed.Examined by Oceanic Imaging Consultants, Inc. (OIC) of Honolulu, Hawaii, the new data ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Sonar Reveals Earhart's Wreck?

    A sonar anomaly that researchers suspect might possibly be the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's aircraft is a straight, unbroken feature uncannily consistent with the fuselage of a Lockheed Electra, new analysis of the sonar imagery captured off a remote Pacific island has revealed.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he considers the incident that forced the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as "an anomaly, not a systemic problem" in the US military establishment.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: The Associated Press

  2. "You know, I know they probably should've known the weather conditions were going to come in," said Norman. "I've been in this situation before, where we had to halt play. It's not an anomaly. It's just one of those things where we'll go...
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Greg Norman Source: ESPN

  3. Asked what she learned from the incident, Whitman said: "You always have to act professionally, right? And you just have to be thoughtful about your interactions. It was an anomaly. It's one of those things that happens in business. I've been in...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Meg Whitman Source: Los Angeles Times

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