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anomaly (noun) an anomaly is an irregularity, different from what is usual or expected.

If one of a group of things expected to be similar is different from the rest, there is an anomaly. For example, the permanent membership of the UN Security Council is not on the basis of the size of the population of the countries on it. This is an anomaly. For, this is against the general principle that the size of the population should be the basis for membership of world bodies like the UN. In the famous naturalist Darwin’s words, 'a bird which cannot fly is an anomaly.' So is a wild animal which is mild. A person with less experience drawing more pay and occupying a higher position than one with a longer experience and the same competence in the same organization is an anomaly.

  • Unless carefully prepared, the tax system may have anomalies like those with a low income paying a higher tax than those with a higher income.
  • The bat is an anomaly, because it cannot be classified either as a bird, or as an animal.
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