Definition of 'anomaly'
Example sentences containing 'anomaly'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This anomaly would be ended if a slightly smaller set of stumps was drawn onscreen. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Were the rapid advances of the silicon era a historical anomaly? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Which throws up a few apparent anomalies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When will its team discover two million viewers have gone missing through one of their anomalies? The Sun (2007)How should we explain this strange anomaly? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The evidence from more recent data and surveys suggests that that was no statistical anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had argued strongly in favour of them because they ended anomalies in the tax system. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was because of a historical anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It also explains the apparent anomalies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This has led to strange anomalies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Defeat would be a statistical anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nor was his Lordship persuaded that there was any real anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We did not need a magnetic anomaly - the whole country is an anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But this is one of those anomalies that can work to savers' advantage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Chancellor has already taken steps to end this anomaly in the case of churches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Let's watch a massive magnetic anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This strange anomaly will gradually spread across Britain over the coming years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most of these deaths occur in the first month of life and are directly linked either to congenital anomalies or to low birth weight. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)That seems a real anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But there's one anomaly that really bothers me... the ability to make new friends. The Sun (2013)We know why it has happened, but it's a historical anomaly and indefensible in democratic terms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other than death caused by low birth weight or congenital anomalies, sudden infant death syndrome is the most common cause of death in the first year. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)Various theories have been put forward to account for this apparent anomaly; and the explanation now seems to lie in the method used in preparing the remedies. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)
Trends of 'anomaly'
In Common Usage. anomaly is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'anomaly'
British English: anomaly NOUN
If something is an anomaly, it is different from what is usual or expected.
The law was amended to remove this anomaly.
Definition of anomaly from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.