Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. anomalous
  • adj. irregular
  • adj. Of or pertaining to an anomaly (angle of a body from its perihelion)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Irregular; departing from common or established rules.
  • adj. Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion.
  • adj. See under Year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to an anomaly, or to the anomalists.
  • In astronomy, pertaining to the anomaly or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion.

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Examples

  • But the time that the moon goes from one perigee to the next is equal to 27.55 days, known as the "anomalistic month."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • As journalist working in South Los Angeles I'd written about and witnessed police abuse with such regularity that I knew it couldn't be anomalistic.

    Sam Slovick: Addicted to Incarceration

  • Nor are the parapsychology field and a related field, anomalistic psychology, eager to associate themselves with the current craze.

    The Haunted: The debate about whether ghosts exist will never be settled, but for paranormal investigator John Warfield, it's all about the search for proof

  • Classic SETI supposes that ET will intentionally send radio signals; Davies thinks we should be more focused on detecting anything anomalistic in our astronomical observations.

    Searching for aliens

  • Unlike the BBC it is not state-sponsored and receives no licence fee; it is not bound to objectivity by a Charter that in return for a pledge of objectivity gives it its increasingly anomalistic and untenably privileged position (in this era of multi-channel broadcasting) of being featherbedded by what is in effect a poll tax on every household in Britain with a television set.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • In the cases of parapsychology AND anomalistic psychology (the skeptical study of these supposedly paranormal phenomena) skeptics and proponents of these claims have directly interacted with the subjects.

    Telekinesis and Quantum Field Theory

  • And like most myths, there are a few anomalistic instances of genuine academic shortcomings among college athletes that perpetuate the image.

    Myles Brand: The "Dumb Jock" Myth is Dumb

  • Evidently the logic is this: debunk the lunatic fringe of an anomalistic field and you've debunked the entire field?

    Posthuman Blues

  • This perspective seems to share most of the flaws and none of the virtues of most current programmatic "debunking" of any and all anomalistic and occult subjects from a supposedly "scientific" perspective.

    Posthuman Blues

  • I could be accused of bias, since I once met Mr. VanderMeer in a dark alley in a forgotten city, but this novel has received accolades from far and wide, so I know my admiration and enjoyment of it are not anomalistic.

    Archive 2006-11-01

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