I adjective aberrant, abnormal, anomalistic, atypical, awry, breaking with tradition, deranged, deviating from the common rule, deviative, disarranged, disjunct, dislocated, disordered, disorganized, divergent, eccentric, erratic, in disorder, in the wrong place, inconsistent, irregular, misplaced, nonstandard, nonuniform, not conforming to the usual, out of keeping, out of order, out of the ordinary, peculiar, solecistic, uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, unnatural, unrepresentative, untypical, unusual II index atypical, disordered, eccentric, irregular (not usual), noteworthy, novel, peculiar (curious), prodigious (amazing), unaccustomed, uncommon, unique, unorthodox, unprecedented, unusual

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  • Anomalous — A*nom a*lous, a. [L. anomalus, Gr. ? uneven, irregular; an priv. + ? even, ? same. See {Same}, and cf. {Abnormal}.] Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anomalous — (adj.) 1640s, from L.L. anomalus, from Gk. anomalos uneven, irregular (see ANOMALY (Cf. anomaly)). Related: Anomalously; anomalousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • anomalous — *irregular, unnatural Analogous words: *abnormal, aberrant, atypical: *monstrous, prodigious: singular, unique, peculiar, *strange Contrasted words: normal, natural, *regular, typical: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anomalous — [adj] deviating from normal, usual aberrant, abnormal, atypical, bizarre, divergent, eccentric, exceptional, foreign, heteroclite, incongruous, inconsistent, irregular, odd, peculiar, preternatural, prodigious, rare, strange, unnatural,… …   New thesaurus

  • anomalous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ differing from what is standard or normal. DERIVATIVES anomalously adverb anomalousness noun. ORIGIN from Greek an not + homalos even …   English terms dictionary

  • anomalous — [ə näm′ə ləs] adj. [LL anomalus < Gr anōmalos < an , not + homalos < homos, SAME] 1. deviating from the regular arrangement, general rule, or usual method; abnormal 2. being or seeming to be inconsistent, contradictory, or improper SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • anomalous — anom·a·lous ə näm ə ləs adj deviating from normal <anomalous development> <anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (Physicians Current Procedural Terminology)> specif having abnormal vision with respect to a particular color but not color …   Medical dictionary

  • anomalous — a|nom|a|lous [əˈnɔmələs US əˈna: ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: anomalus, from Greek, uneven, anomalous , from an not + homalos even ] different from what you expected to find ▪ a highly anomalous situation ▪ anomalous… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anomalous — [[t]ənɒ̱mələs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is anomalous is different from what is usual or expected. [FORMAL] For years this anomalous behaviour has baffled scientists... His position here is anomalous. Syn: unusual …   English dictionary

  • anomalous — anomalously, adv. anomalousness, n. /euh nom euh leuhs/, adj. 1. deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; irregular; abnormal: Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe. 2. not fitting into a common or… …   Universalium

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