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anomalous

[ə′näm·ə·ləs]
(science and technology)
Deviating from the normal; irregular.
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A new and anomalous class of men gradually grew out of this trade.
Not to dwell on this anomalous period of my existence, let me say briefly that my new position with my wife was of the greatest advantage in enabling me to direct in secret the profitable uses to which her little fortune was put.
He occupied an anomalous position, preaching an emasculated socialism combined with a nondescript sort of petty bourgeois capitalism.
It offered an admirable opportunity for a shopping expedition, a change of scene, and a peaceful solution of their perplexing and anomalous social relations with Devil's Ford.
In Paris he had purchased a bag of hominy at an establishment which called itself an American Agency, and at which the New York illustrated papers were also to be procured, and he had carried it about with him, and shown extreme serenity and fortitude in the somewhat delicate position of having his hominy prepared for him and served at anomalous hours, at the hotels he successively visited.
Anomalous facts, as the never quite obsolete rumors of magic and demonology, and the new allegations of phrenologists and neurologists, are of ideal use.
On leaving Rugby he declined to go to an English university, where I would gladly have placed him, and chose what I must consider the anomalous course of studying at Heidelberg.
The lady of the house was a lady in an anomalous position of some kind.
The distribution of the zones of anomalous (greater than 50 ppb) to low grade gold mineralization suggest a northeastsouthwest trending corridor located close to the western side of the property.
Areas to be tested as part of a surface drilling program include: the Dona Leona area located 2.5 kilometers southeast from the Central Yauricocha Mine, which provided values in anomalous silver, zinc, lead, and copper, in which eight drill holes totaling 8,000 meters will be drilled; the El Paso - Exito areas contains skarn and replacement mineralization and surface sampling detected structures with high values of anomalous lead, zinc, and copper, ten drills holes totaling 10,170 meters; the Kilcaska area which has produced strong values of anomalous silver, lead, zinc, and copper: four holes totaling 2,120 meters; the Victoria area which has previously had narrow veins exploited with values in anomalous copper, lead, zinc: ten drill holes totaling 9,300 meters.
President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the mother of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles as the ones behind the supposed anomalous purchase of Kevlar helmets.