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English noun: anomaly

1. anomaly (state) deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule


Synonymsanomalousness


Broader (hypernym)abnormalcy, abnormality


Narrower (hyponym)birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder

2. anomaly (person) a person who is unusual


Synonymsunusual person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)aberrant, albino, anachronism, automaton, behemoth, colossus, eccentric, eccentric person, flake, geek, giant, goliath, Jekyll and Hyde, kook, misfit, monster, odd fellow, odd fish, odd man out, oddball, queer bird, queer duck, rara avis, rare bird, transexual, transsexual, ugly duckling, zombi, zombie

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


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology









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