Definitions for Anomalyəˈnɒm ə li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•nom•a•lyəˈnɒm ə li(n.)(pl.)-lies.

  1. a deviation from the common type, rule, arrangement, or form; irregularity; abnormality.

  2. someone or something anomalous.

  3. an unexpected, unusual, or strange condition, situation, or quality.

  4. Astron. a quantity measured in degrees, defining the position of an orbiting body with respect to the point at which it is nearest to or farthest from its primary.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of anomaly:

1565–75; < L < Gk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anomaly, anomalousness(noun)

    deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

  2. anomaly, unusual person(noun)

    a person who is unusual

  3. anomaly(noun)

    (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)

Wiktionary

  1. anomaly(Noun)

    A deviation from a rule or from what is regarded as normal.

  2. anomaly(Noun)

    Something or someone that is strange or unusual.

    He is an anomaly among his friends.

  3. anomaly(Noun)

    Any event or measurement that is out of the ordinary regardless of whether it is exceptional or not.

  4. anomaly(Noun)

    Any of various angular distances.

  5. anomaly(Noun)

    A defect or malformation.

  6. anomaly(Noun)

    A failure of a classical symmetry due to quantum corrections.

  7. anomaly(Noun)

    An irregularity or disproportion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anomaly(noun)

    deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous

  2. Anomaly(noun)

    the angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the sun. This is the true anomaly. The eccentric anomaly is a corresponding angle at the center of the elliptic orbit of the planet. The mean anomaly is what the anomaly would be if the planet's angular motion were uniform

  3. Anomaly(noun)

    the angle measuring apparent irregularities in the motion of a planet

  4. Anomaly(noun)

    any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type

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