anomalousness

anomalous

[uh-nom-uh-luhs]
adjective
1.
deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; irregular; abnormal: Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe.
2.
not fitting into a common or familiar type, classification, or pattern; unusual: He held an anomalous position in the art world.
3.
incongruous or inconsistent.
4.
Grammar, irregular.

Origin:
1640–50; (< Medieval Latin, Late Latin anōmalus) < Greek anṓmalos irregular, equivalent to an- an-1 + homalós even, with ō by analogy with other Gk privatives (cf. anopheles); see homo-, -ous

anomalously, adverb
anomalousness, noun

anomalous, anonymous, euonymus, unanimous.
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anomalous (əˈnɒmələs)
 
adj
deviating from the normal or usual order, type, etc; irregular, abnormal, or incongruous
 
[C17: from Late Latin anōmalus, from Greek anōmalos uneven, inconsistent, from an- + homalos even, from homos one and the same]
 
a'nomalously
 
adv
 
a'nomalousness
 
n

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anomalous
1640s, from L. anomalus, from Gk. anomalos "uneven, irregular" (see anomaly).
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