anomalous

  • 1 Anomalous — A*nom a*lous, a. [L. anomalus, Gr. ? uneven, irregular; an priv. + ? even, ? same. See {Same}, and cf. {Abnormal}.] Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 anomalous — I adjective aberrant, abnormal, anomalistic, atypical, awry, breaking with tradition, deranged, deviating from the common rule, deviative, disarranged, disjunct, dislocated, disordered, disorganized, divergent, eccentric, erratic, in disorder, in …

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  • 3 anomalous — (adj.) 1640s, from L.L. anomalus, from Gk. anomalos uneven, irregular (see ANOMALY (Cf. anomaly)). Related: Anomalously; anomalousness …

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  • 4 anomalous — *irregular, unnatural Analogous words: *abnormal, aberrant, atypical: *monstrous, prodigious: singular, unique, peculiar, *strange Contrasted words: normal, natural, *regular, typical: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 anomalous — [adj] deviating from normal, usual aberrant, abnormal, atypical, bizarre, divergent, eccentric, exceptional, foreign, heteroclite, incongruous, inconsistent, irregular, odd, peculiar, preternatural, prodigious, rare, strange, unnatural,… …

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  • 6 anomalous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ differing from what is standard or normal. DERIVATIVES anomalously adverb anomalousness noun. ORIGIN from Greek an not + homalos even …

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  • 7 anomalous — [ə näm′ə ləs] adj. [LL anomalus < Gr anōmalos < an , not + homalos < homos, SAME] 1. deviating from the regular arrangement, general rule, or usual method; abnormal 2. being or seeming to be inconsistent, contradictory, or improper SYN.… …

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  • 8 anomalous — anom·a·lous ə näm ə ləs adj deviating from normal <anomalous development> <anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (Physicians Current Procedural Terminology)> specif having abnormal vision with respect to a particular color but not color …

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  • 9 anomalous — a|nom|a|lous [əˈnɔmələs US əˈna: ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: anomalus, from Greek, uneven, anomalous , from an not + homalos even ] different from what you expected to find ▪ a highly anomalous situation ▪ anomalous… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 anomalous — [[t]ənɒ̱mələs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is anomalous is different from what is usual or expected. [FORMAL] For years this anomalous behaviour has baffled scientists... His position here is anomalous. Syn: unusual …

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  • 11 anomalous — anomalously, adv. anomalousness, n. /euh nom euh leuhs/, adj. 1. deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; irregular; abnormal: Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe. 2. not fitting into a common or… …

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  • 12 anomalous — adjective a) deviating from the normal; aberrant or abnormal Anomalous; desolate, almost blank of hope, it stood. b) equivocal See Also: anomaly …

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  • 13 anomalous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. atypical, irregular, abnormal, exceptional; see irregular 2 , unusual 2 . See Synonym Study at irregular . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [uh NOM uh lus] strange, out of place. An anomalous July… …

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  • 14 anomalous — adjective different from what you expected to find: clearly an anomalous result anomalously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 anomalous — adjective it s an anomalous birthmark Syn: abnormal, atypical, irregular, aberrant, heteroclite, exceptional, freak, freakish, odd, bizarre, peculiar, unusual, out of the ordinary; deviant, mutant Ant: normal …

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  • 16 anomalous — adjective Etymology: Late Latin anomalus, from Greek anōmalos, literally, uneven, from a + homalos even, from homos same more at same Date: 1655 1. inconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected ; irregular, unusual 2 …

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  • 17 anomalous — adj. [Gr. anomalos, irregular] Deviating from the common or usual rule, form or type; anomaly n …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 anomalous — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abnormal, absurd, amorphous, anomalistic, atypical, crank, crankish, cranky, crotchety, deviant, deviative, different, disproportionate, divergent, dotty, eccentric, erratic, exceptional, fey, flaky, foreign …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 anomalous — a|nom|a|lous [ ə namələs ] adjective FORMAL unusual or unexpected …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 anomalous — a·nom·a·lous || É™ nÉ’mÉ™lÉ™s adj. abnormal, irregular, unusual, exceptional …

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