Simple Definition of anomalous
: not expected or usual
Examples of anomalous
Researchers could not explain the anomalous test results.
<that was an anomalous year for the housing industry, so the number of starts is anything but typical>
Origin of anomalous
Late Latin anomalus, from Greek anōmalos, literally, uneven, from a- + homalos even, from homos same — more at same
First Known Use: 1655
Synonym Discussion of anomalous
Medical Definition of anomalous
: deviating from normal <anomalous development> <anomalous pulmonary venous drainage—Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology>; specifically : having abnormal vision with respect to a particular color but not color-blind <she was almost red anomalous—Nature>
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