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anomaly

a·nom·a·ly

anomaly

 
 
pronunciation:
na m li
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: anomalies
definition 1: an act or instance of differing from the usual pattern, form, or type; peculiarity; abnormality.
The fact that our family did not own a car was an anomaly in the context of the neighborhood we lived in.
synonyms:
aberration, abnormality, deviation, freak, oddity, peculiarity
similar words:
incongruity, inconsistency, irregular, irregularity, nonconformity, quirk, variance
definition 2: something that differs in this way.
synonyms:
abnormality, freak, irregularity, oddity, peculiarity
similar words:
curiosity, discrepancy, exception, incongruity, inconsistency, irregular, oddball
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