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NOUN (3)

1. deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule;
[syn: anomaly, anomalousness]

2. a person who is unusual;
[syn: anomaly, unusual person]

3. (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anomaly \A*nom"a*ly\, n.; pl. Anomalies. [L. anomalia, Gr. ?. See Anomalous.] 1. Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous. [1913 Webster] We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and contending principles that are found in the minds and affairs of men. --Burke. [1913 Webster] As Professor Owen has remarked, there is no greater anomaly in nature than a bird that can not fly. --Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) (a) The angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the sun. This is the true anomaly. The eccentric anomaly is a corresponding angle at the center of the elliptic orbit of the planet. The mean anomaly is what the anomaly would be if the planet's angular motion were uniform. (b) The angle measuring apparent irregularities in the motion of a planet. [1913 Webster] 3. (Nat. Hist.) Any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

anomaly n 1: deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule [syn: anomaly, anomalousness] 2: a person who is unusual [syn: anomaly, unusual person] 3: (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "anomaly": aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, amorphism, anomalism, anomalousness, conceit, conversation piece, crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism, crosspatch, crotchet, crotchetiness, curio, curiosity, derangement, deviancy, deviation, difference, differentness, divergence, dottiness, eccentricity, erraticism, erraticness, exception, freak, freakiness, freakishness, heteromorphism, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, improbability, impropriety, inadmissibility, inapplicability, inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptitude, inaptness, individualist, infelicity, inferiority, inner-directed person, irregularity, irrelevance, irrelevancy, kink, maggot, maladjustment, mannerism, mesalliance, misalliance, misfit, misjoinder, misjoining, mismatch, monstrosity, museum piece, naysayer, nonconformist, nonconformity, nonesuch, oddball, oddity, peculiarity, prodigiosity, prodigy, queerness, quip, quirk, quirkiness, rarity, singularity, sport, strange thing, strangeness, subnormality, superiority, teratism, trick, twist, uncongeniality, unconventionality, unfitness, unnaturalism, unnaturalness, unsuitability, whim, whimsicality, whimsy