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anomaly

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1 something that is different from what is ordinary or expected
  • her C grade is an anomaly, as she's never made anything except A's and B's before

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2 a person, thing, or event that is far from normal
  • snow in July is an anomaly in most of the northern hemisphere

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The first known use of anomaly was in 1603

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“Anomaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anomaly. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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