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anomaly

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Definition something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • They rate a nuclear event from 1 (an anomaly) to 7 (a major accident).
anomaly = something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • We consider the accident an anomaly—not a reason to change standard procedures.
  • anomaly = something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • They suspect foul play, but can only point to a network traffic anomaly.
  • anomaly = something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • They told Mom and Dad I had a cleft palate and some other stuff going on. They called it "small anomalies."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • anomalies = things different than what is normally expected
  • Even my service in the Marine Corps was pretty common in Ohio, but at Yale, many of my friends had never spent time with a veteran of America's newest wars. In other words, I was an anomaly.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • anomaly = something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • I was thinking a lot about how they'd made this place exist even though it should've been underwater, and how I was for Dr. Maria a kind of Amsterdam, a half-drowned anomaly, and that made me think about dying.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • anomaly = something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • She seemed some sort of genetic anomaly, a combination of every positive quality a human being should have: bright, hardworking, tall, and beautiful.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • anomaly = something outside of the range of what is normally expected
  • i think she used the phrase "a craniofacial abnormality" to describe his face. or maybe it was "craniofacial anomaly."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • anomaly = something different than what is normally expected
  • This, I confess, has been something of a surprise to me, and I have not yet made up my mind as to the fundamental cause of the anomaly.
    James, Henry  --  A Bundle of Letters
  • Cavilers object that water boils at a lower and lower temperature the higher and higher you go, and hence the apparent anomaly.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • Ay; but it was an anomaly in prosperity.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Prairie
  • "He is rather an anomaly," Sir Charles said, humming lightly to himself.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Illustrious Prince
  • Now, it is a mere anomaly and incongruity here, out of date and out of purpose.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Little Dorrit
  • At that particular period he was weighing out gingerbread nuts; but such an anomaly could not continue.
    Eliot, George  --  Brother Jacob
  • It has reconciled me, for the first time in my life, to the anomaly of his existence.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
  • The following is the reason of this anomaly.
    Verne, Jules  --  Round The Moon
  • Curious anomaly, fantastic element
    Verne, Jules  --  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • A strange anomaly was La of Opar—a creature of circumstance torn by conflicting emotions.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
  • It was that queer anomaly, a salt-water tribe that lived on the lagoon mainland where only bushmen were supposed to live.
    London, Jack  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • As to his dealing in the mild article of milk, by the by, there never was a greater anomaly.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield

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