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anomalous

a·nom·a·lous

anomalous

 
pronunciation:
na m lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: differing from the norm, standard, or common type or rule; abnormal.
Before the changes were made at the school, such high test scores had been anomalous.
synonyms:
aberrant, abnormal, anomalistic, deviant, odd, unnatural
antonyms:
normal
similar words:
curious, deviate, different, divergent, eccentric, erratic, exceptional, offbeat, queer, singular, strange, uncommon, unconventional, unusual
definition 2: inconsistent or incongruous.
synonyms:
contradictory, irregular
antonyms:
typical
similar words:
contrary, freak, variable
derivation: anomalousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word anomalous contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.