anomaly /əˈnɒm(ə)li/


I. noun

1. something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected

there are a number of anomalies in the present system
[with clause]
the apparent anomaly that those who produced the wealth were the poorest
[ mass noun]
the position abounds in anomaly.
[Astronomy] the angular distance of a planet or satellite from its last perihelion or perigee.
– origin late 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek anōmalia, from anōmalos (see anomalous).

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