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Word of the day: Anomalous

Anomalous

[ə-NAM-ə-ləs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, mid-17th century

Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.

Examples of anomalous in a sentence

"The instrument's readings were anomalous, so the captain decided to radio for help."

"The results were anomalous, leading the scientists to revise their experiment from the beginning."

About Anomalous

Anomalous comes from the Greek word "anōmalos," which translates to "not even."

Did you Know?

Anomaly is the noun form of the adjective "anomalous." If you call something an anomaly, it implies that it's out of the norm. To dig a little deeper, use the adjective to describe exactly what is anomalous. Is it the color? The way it makes you feel?

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