Definition of 'anomaly'
Example sentences containing 'anomaly'
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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)
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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
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