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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-nom-uh-lee]
    • /əˈnɒm ə li/
    • /əˈnɒm.ə.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-nom-uh-lee]
    • /əˈnɒm ə li/

Definitions of anomalies word

  • noun plural anomalies a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form. Synonyms: abnormality, exception, peculiarity. 1
  • noun plural anomalies an anomalous person or thing; one that is abnormal or does not fit in: With his quiet nature, he was an anomaly in his exuberant family. Synonyms: abnormality, exception, peculiarity. 1
  • noun plural anomalies an odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc. 1
  • noun plural anomalies an incongruity or inconsistency. 1
  • noun plural anomalies Astronomy. a quantity measured in degrees, defining the position of an orbiting body with respect to the point at which it is nearest to or farthest from its primary. 1
  • noun plural anomalies Meteorology. the amount of deviation of a meteorological quantity from the accepted normal value of that quantity. 1

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Origin of anomalies

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
1565-75; < Latin anōmalia < Greek anōmalía, equivalent to anṓmal(os) anomalous + -ia -ia

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Parts of speech for Anomalies


anomalies popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for anomalies

noun anomalies

  • irregularities — the quality or state of being irregular.
  • incongruities — the quality or condition of being incongruous.
  • abnormalities — an abnormal condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation.
  • aberrations — Plural form of aberration.
  • oddities — an odd or remarkably unusual person, thing, or event.

Antonyms for anomalies

noun anomalies

  • standards — something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model.

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