Anomalous A*nom"a*lous, a. [L. anomalus, Gr. ? uneven, irregular; 'an priv. + ? even, ? same. See {Same}, and cf. {Abnormal}.] Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding. [1913 Webster]

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