[an-ik-doht-l, an-ik-doht-l]
pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes: an anecdotal history of jazz.
(of the treatment of subject matter in representational art) pertaining to the relationship of figures or to the arrangement of elements in a scene so as to emphasize the story content of a subject. Compare narrative ( def 6 ).
based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal evidence.

1830–40; anecdote + -al1

anecdotalism, noun
anecdotally, adverb
unanecdotal, adjective
unanecdotally, adverb Unabridged
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anecdotal (ˌænɛkˈdəʊtəl)
containing or consisting exclusively of anecdotes rather than connected discourse or research conducted under controlled conditions

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Example sentences
Anecdotally, restoring your data from some of these services can be a huge
  pain, if you can even get it back.
Dogs, cats, and horses have been reported anecdotally to suffer from this
Anecdotally, my friend's retired racing greyhound could always find his
  favorite ball fairly quickly even when he couldn't see it.
Anecdotally, everyone in reality considers race a useful way of characterizing
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