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
But for Republicans to dismiss Pennsylvania's 18th district as an anomaly is to miss the forest for the trees.
And yet, many of her colleagues ignored her and went along with the bill anyway, leaving her a curious anomaly in a party that needs to welcome more and more of her kind.
Using a large antenna from NASA’s Deep Space Network of radio telescopes tuned in to a special transponder on Juno provided by the Italian Space Agency, the team repeatedly searched for any unexplained anomalies in the spacecraft’s trajectory.
Kemba Walker scored a season-low five points Tuesday, making just one of his nine shots, but that was an anomaly, a reflection of how hard the Hornets have had to ride the two-time All-Star this season.
The study indicates that the recent increases are not a statistical anomaly.
Friday night proved a culinary anomaly, for while the quantity was there, the variety wasn't, according to the pleas of many who were eager for more than Spanish rice and cheese grits.
Zoghbi immediately detected an anomaly in Henry’s case: what appears to be a milder mutation of his MECP2 gene, which in turn causes only a partial decrease of the vital MECP2 protein.
In a story in November, Scharf told a NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reporter that the uptick could be due to any number of factors - or could even be an anomaly.
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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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