Examples of anomaly in a Sentence
- In approximately 10% of patients, autism can be explained by genetic syndromes and known chromosomal anomalies (most of which have recognizable features in addition to autism) … —Lauren A. Weiss et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 14 Feb. 2008
- Eleven minutes may not sound like much when you're waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant, but in the course of centuries, eleven minutes and change become a formidable chunk of time. By the 1300s, those superfluous minutes had added up to hours, then days, then more than a week. The calendar was losing time, irrevocably, to the "real" year, slipping further and further behind in its measurement of the earth's orbit. Anomalies began to creep into what had been the certainties of life. The spring equinox—one of two moments in the year when day and night are of equal length all over the earth, and which occurs on or about March 21—began to fall on March 16, then 15, then 14. —Michelle Stacey, Harper's, December 2006
- Californians aren't the only ones vexed by rolling brownouts and other power-supply anomalies. Everyday power spikes, surges, sags, and line noise cause computers, stereo equipment, televisions, telephones, and other delicate electronic equipment to go psychotic or have complete nervous breakdowns. —Fortune, 25 June 2001
- This policy may well have made sense back when steroid use was an anomaly. Now that bulking up with chemical help seems to be more popular than ever, it's incumbent on baseball to take action. —Steve Kettman, New York Times, 20 Aug. 2000
We couldn't explain the anomalies in the test results.
her C grade is an anomaly, as she's never made anything except A's and B's before
Recent Examples of anomaly from the Web
For a generation of wiseass Brooklyn brunettes like myself, Tomei was a Hollywood anomaly, the rare breakthrough character actor who didn’t apologize for or abandon her New Yorkiness.
Banning sunscreen will not solve other problems: for example, temperature anomalies, overfishing, coral predators and the big issue of coastal runoffs that pollute and destroy reefs.
So anomalies, trends, advertising, hysteria, sensationalism.
Is this an anomaly, or is this a trend that the sport needs to fix?
When baked into bread consumed by humans, these toxins can provoke a sort of madness marked by hallucinations and neurological anomalies, and in extreme cases, also a loss of limbs and even death.
Or are this year’s surprising numbers just statistical anomalies?
Cancer is extremely rare in newborns and even the first year, but that is when more than 11,000 children will die each year due to complications of pregnancy, congenital anomalies, prematurity and their consequences.
The Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector in Los Alamos, N.M., detected a similar anomaly in the 1990s, prompting the construction of MiniBooNE.
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ANOMALY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anomaly for English Language Learners
: something that is unusual or unexpected : something anomalous
ANOMALY Defined for Kids
medical Definition of anomaly
- the infants demonstrated congenital anomalies
- personality anomalies
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