Apr
09
2014

anomaly

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ə na mə li

noun

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.

2. something that differs in this way.

“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” (Margaret Atwood)

“…I am an anomaly in the system, living proof of how grotesque it is, and every day I mock it gently, deep within my impenetrable self.”  (Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog)

 

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