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[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
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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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