Definition of anecdotal
1 : based on or consisting of reports or observations of usually unscientific observers anecdotal evidence health benefits that may be more anecdotal than factual
3 : of, relating to, or being the depiction of a scene suggesting a story anecdotal details
anecdotallyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb
Recent Examples of anecdotal from the Web
The estimates of Jerry's age, which ranged from 116 to 136, were derived mainly from anecdotal evidence, much of it based on his white hair and aged appearance.
The anecdotal information in the Fed’s survey, known as the Beige Book, is used to supplement its economic data and will be considered when Fed officials next meet July 25-26.
With anecdotal evidence suggesting some apartments were illegally sublet, authorities fear people might be afraid to come forward to offer valuable information that could identify the missing.
The official TSA stance on beards is that there is none, but anecdotal evidence supports that a luscious beard isn't safe from an agent's probing fingers.
Liu has noticed the changes too, if in more anecdotal ways.
The FIU survey by Timothy F. Page, an associate professor at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is the first of its kind to quantify anecdotal reports of business impacts caused by Zika in Wynwood.
Anecdotal evidence that supports these declines concerns voter ID laws, media censorship and gerrymandering practices.
But as of Thursday morning the parish had seen only anecdotal evidence of structural flooding on social media, parish government spokesman Ronnie Simpson said.
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