Definition of 'anecdotal'
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The court disagreed since such anecdotal reports "are not evidence. Christianity Today (2000)Or was it one or two anecdotal reports of strong spending in recent weeks? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Initial anecdotal reports from the study are promising. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At the moment reports are anecdotal and paint an incomplete picture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We have to rely instead on anecdotal evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There used to be anecdotal evidence of this happening but now it is becoming increasingly common. The Sun (2011)None the less throughout the ages there have been anecdotal reports of people being mysteriously healed after contact with a healer. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)The results include anecdotal but compelling evidence that officers are already becoming less inclined to take the risks needed to prevail in battle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But anecdotal evidence suggests that many PRs charge much more. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Although reliable figures are hard to come by, there is anecdotal evidence that a surprising number are choosing to return. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His evidence is purely anecdotal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The figures also confirmed anecdotal evidence that March was a bleak month for the high street and stores as shoppers stayed at home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An interest in allotments is a phenomenon in itself, and anecdotal evidence suggests that visitors to allotments go to collect practical tips. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are, by all anecdotal accounts, suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Other studies, some no more than anecdotal reports, suggest higher figures. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Do I then have anecdotal evidence? Times, Sunday Times (2012)BA may still be fighting its baggage system, but anecdotal reports from passengers using T5 have been positive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: anecdotal ADJECTIVE
Anecdotal evidence is based on individual accounts, rather than on reliable research or statistics, and so may not be valid.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that sales have slipped.
Definition of anecdotal from the Collins English Dictionary
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