Definition of Anomalous

1. Adjective. Deviating from the general or common order or type. "Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe"

Similar to: Abnormal, Unnatural
Derivative terms: Anomalousness, Anomaly, Anomaly

Definition of Anomalous

1. a. Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding.

Definition of Anomalous

1. Adjective. Deviating from the normal; aberrant or abnormal. ¹

2. Adjective. Of uncertain or unknown categorization. ¹

3. Adjective. Having anomalies. ¹

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Definition of Anomalous

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Medical Definition of Anomalous

1. Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding. Origin: L. Anomalus, Gr. Uneven, irregular; priv. + even, same. See Same, and cf. Abnormal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anomalous

anomalistic month
anomalistic year
anomalous (current term)
anomalous atrioventricular excitation
anomalous communication
anomalous complex
anomalous conduction
anomalous correspondence
anomalous diffusion
anomalous mitral arcade
anomalous phenomena
anomalous phenomenon
anomalous trichromatism
anomalous uterus
anomalous viscosity

Literary usage of Anomalous

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1. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1902)
"anomalous DISPERSION IN THE SUN'S ATMOSPHERE. The path which rays of a given wave length traverse in an atmosphere depends upon the density and the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"An anomalous water sample, when dried in the capillary in air, ... Analyses of the anomalous water residues were made with an electron microprobe (Applied ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"anomalous Dispersion of"Sodium Vapour. lie anomalous Dispersion of Sodium Vapour." By BW WOOD, Professor of Physics in the University of Wisconsin. ..."

4. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"Normal and anomalous Dispersion.—When a beam of white light is refracted by a transparent medium, it is separated into rays of different wave lengths, ..."

5. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"One has only to view a gas flame turned edgewise through the prism, the anomalous spectrum showing colors in the order orange red, blue, green, ..."

6. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"On the anomalous Magnetic Action of Hot Iron between the White and Blood-red Heat. By Peter Barlow, Esq. of the Royal Military Academy. ..."

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