Definition of anomalous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈnɒmələs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːmələs//
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different from what is normal or expected He is in an anomalous position as the only part-time worker in the firm. They couldn’t find an explanation for the seemingly anomalous results of the experiment. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek anōmalos (from an- ‘not’ + homalos ‘even’) + -ous.Extra examples The legal status of these workers is at first sight rather anomalous. They could find no explanation for the seemingly anomalous data. We need to look again at any apparently anomalous cases.
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