Definitions for anomaly
əˈnɒm ə lianom·a·ly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word anomaly.
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
anomaly, unusual personnoun
a person who is unusual
(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
A deviation from a rule or from what is regarded as normal.
Something or someone that is strange or unusual.
He is an anomaly among his friends.
Any event or measurement that is out of the ordinary regardless of whether it is exceptional or not.
Any of various angular distances.
A defect or malformation.
A failure of a classical symmetry due to quantum corrections.
An irregularity or disproportion.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Irregularity; deviation from the common rule.
Etymology: anomalie, Fr. anomalia, Lat. ἀνώμαλος.
If we should chance to find a mother debauching her daughter, as such monsters have been seen, we must charge this upon a peculiar anomaly and baseness of nature. South.
I do not pursue the many pseudographies in use, but intend to shew how most of these anomalies in writing might be avoided, and better supplied. William Holder, Elements of Speech.
An anomaly is something that deviates from what is perceived as normal, expected, or standard. It could refer to a discrepancy, irregularity, inconsistency, or something unusual or abnormal in various contexts like statistics, sciences, medicine, and more. This deviation can be either positive or negative, and is often used to detect unusual occurrences or phenomena.
deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous
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
the angle measuring apparent irregularities in the motion of a planet
any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type
Etymology: [L. anomalia, Gr. . See Anomalous.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-om′al-i, n. irregularity: deviation from rule: (astron.) the angle measured at the sun between a planet in any point of its orbit and the last perihelion.—adjs. Anomalist′ic, -al, anomalous: departing from established rules: irregular.—n. Anom′alite, an irregular mineral.—adj. Anom′alous, irregular: deviating from rule.—Anomalistic year, the interval that elapses between two successive passages of the earth through its perihelion, or point of nearest approach to the sun = 365 days 6 hr. 13 min. 49 sec., being 4 min. 39 sec. longer than the sidereal year. [Gr. anōmalos—a, an, neg., and homalos, even—homos, same.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Deviation from common rule. An irregularity in the motion of a planet by which it deviates from the aphelion or apogee.--Mean anomaly formerly signified the distance of a planet's mean place from the apogee: it is the angular distance of a planet or comet from perihelion supposing it to have moved with its mean velocity.--True anomaly, the true angular distance of a planet or comet from perihelion. (See EXCENTRIC and EQUATED.)
The numerical value of anomaly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of anomaly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link, into the great chain of order.
We've got to make sure that it's the anomaly and not the rule going forward.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
We’ll use a camera-equipped underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to investigate a sonar anomaly at a depth of 600 feet that could be the fuselage of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra.
We can tell for one year, but is that just an anomaly or is it a trend?
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- неправилност, аномалияBulgarian
- anomalia, poikkeavuus, epäsäännöllisyys, poikkeus, säännöttömyys, poikkeama, poikkeavaFinnish
- anomália, rendellenesség, eltérés, szabálytalanságHungarian
- 離角, 例外Japanese
- onregelmatigheid, rariteit, misvorming, afwijking, anomalie, abnormaliteitDutch
- anomalia, nieprawidłowośćPolish
- аномалия, ненормальностьRussian
- anomali, avvikelseSwedish
- denksizlik, fevkaladelik, olağandışılıkTurkish
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