[uh-nom-uh-lis-tik] /əˌnɒm əˈlɪs tɪk/
of or pertaining to an anomaly.
1760–70; anomal(y) + -istic
Related forms
anomalistically, adverb
Example Sentences for anomalistic
We have the even longer anomalistic year, from perihelion to perihelion.
British Dictionary definitions for anomalistic
anomaly (əˈnɒməlɪ)
n , pl -lies
1.  something anomalous
2.  deviation from the normal or usual order, type, etc; irregularity
3.  astronomy
 a.  Also called: true anomaly the angle between a planet, the sun, and the previous perihelion of the planet
 b.  Also called: eccentric anomaly the angle between the periapsis of a particular point on a circle round the orbit as seen from the centre of the orbit. This point is obtained by producing a perpendicular to the major axis of the ellipse through the orbiting body until it reaches the circumference of the circle
 c.  Also called: mean anomaly the angle between the periapsis of an orbit and the position of an imaginary body orbiting at a constant angular speed and in the same period as the real orbiting body
4.  geology
 a.  Also called: gravity anomaly a deviation from the normal value of gravity at the earth's surface, caused by density differences at depth, for example those caused by a buried mineral body
 b.  Also called: magnetic anomaly a magnetic field, for example one produced by a buried mineral body, that deviates from an expected or standard value, usually that of the earth's magnetic field

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