Definition: abnormal; irregular
Definition: abnormal; irregular
Sentences Containing 'anomalous'
That the actual capacity of a channel through alluvium depends upon its service during floods has been often shown, but this capacity does not include anomalous, but recurrent, floods.
And it is in fresh water basins that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders at present widely separated in the natural scale.
These anomalous forms may be called living fossils; they have endured to the present day, from having inhabited a confined area, and from having been exposed to less varied, and therefore less severe, competition.
With fishes, members of the shark family would not tend to supplant the lancelet; for the lancelet, as I hear from Fritz Muller, has as sole companion and competitor on the barren sandy shore of South Brazil, an anomalous annelid.
Far from feeling surprise that some of the cave-animals should be very anomalous, as Agassiz has remarked in regard to the blind fish, the Amblyopsis, and as is the case with the blind Proteus, with reference to the reptiles of Europe, I am only surprised that more wrecks of ancient life have not been preserved, owing to the less severe competition to which the scanty inhabitants of these dark abodes will have been exposed.
We may doubt whether they have thus changed: if the Megatherium, Mylodon, Macrauchenia, and Toxodon had been brought to Europe from La Plata, without any information in regard to their geological position, no one would have suspected that they had co-existed with sea-shells all still living; but as these anomalous monsters co-existed with the Mastodon and Horse, it might at least have been inferred that they had lived during one of the later tertiary stages.
But were there no uniformity in human actions, and were every experiment which we could form of this kind irregular and anomalous, it were impossible to collect any general observations concerning mankind; and no experience, however accurately digested by reflection, would ever serve to any purpose.
Besides that Mr. Quinion did what a careless man so occupied, and dealing with a thing so anomalous, could, to treat me as one upon a different footing from the rest, I never said, to man or boy, how it was that I came to be there, or gave the least indication of being sorry that I was there.
Physiognomically regarded, the Sperm Whale is an anomalous creature.
Anomalous as it may seem, this is precisely the case with the whale, who systematically lives, by intervals, his full hour and more (when at the bottom) without drawing a single breath, or so much as in any way inhaling a particle of air; for, remember, he has no gills.
While classified among the M-type asteroids, most of which are metallic, Lutetia is one of the anomalous members that do not display much evidence of metal on their surface.
His 2000 story "The Thing About Benny" was selected for ', and his 2003 story "Anomalous Structures Of My Dreams" was selected for "".
Turbidites were first properly described by Arnold H. Bouma (1962), who studied deepwater sediments and recognized particular "fining-up intervals" within deep water, fine grained shales, which were anomalous because they started at pebble conglomerates and terminated in shales.
This was anomalous because within the deep ocean it had historically been assumed that there was no mechanism by which tractional flow could carry and deposit coarse-grained sediments into the abyssal depths.
This level is responsible for the anomalous integer quantum Hall effect. The earliest TEM images of few-layer graphite were published by G. Ruess and F. Vogt in 1948.
The key to success was high-throughput visual recognition of graphene on a properly chosen substrate, which provides a small but noticeable optical contrast. The cleavage technique led directly to the first observation of the anomalous quantum Hall effect in graphene, which provided direct evidence of graphene's theoretically predicted Berry's phase of massless Dirac fermions.
Anomalous quantum Hall effect. The quantum Hall effect is relevant for accurate measuring of electrical quantities, and in 1985 Klaus von Klitzing received the Nobel prize for its discovery.
In contrast graphene shows the quantum Hall effect just in the presence of a magnetic field and just with respect to conductivity-quantization: the effect is "anomalous" in that the sequence of steps is shifted by 1/2 with respect to the standard sequence and with an additional factor of 4.
Moreover, in graphene these anomalies are present at room temperature, i.e. at roughly . This anomalous behavior is a direct result of graphene's massless Dirac electrons.
Graphene samples prepared on nickel films, and on both the silicon face and carbon face of silicon carbide, show the anomalous quantum Hall effect directly in electrical measurements.
Graphitic layers on the carbon face of silicon carbide show a clear Dirac spectrum in angle-resolved photoemission experiments, and the anomalous quantum Hall effect is observed in cyclotron resonance and tunneling experiments.
Bilayer graphene displays the anomalous quantum Hall effect, a tunable band gap and potential for excitonic condensation –making them promising candidates for optoelectronic and nanoelectronic applications.
For a superconformal field theory, the anomalous scaling dimension of a chiral superfield formula_3 where R is the R-charge.
There is a single, anomalous record from brackish water, of a juvenile in Mar Chiquita in Argentina.
21 Lutetia, an anomalous, probably non-metallic body, was the first M-type asteroid to be imaged by a spacecraft when the Rosetta space probe visited it on July 10, 2010.
Most contemporary non-reductive physicalists subscribe to a position called anomalous monism (or something very similar to it).
Unlike epiphenomenalism, which renders mental properties causally redundant, anomalous monists believe that mental properties make a causal difference to the world.
Since the diminished sixth is meant to be enharmonically equivalent to a perfect fifth, this anomalous interval has come to be called the wolf fifth.
In 1975, Moldofsky and colleagues reported the presence of anomalous alpha wave activity (typically associated with arousal states) measured by electroencephalogram (EEG) during non-rapid eye movement sleep of "fibrositis syndrome" patients.
These structures will be motivating research, providing it with an agenda, defining what is - and what is not - anomalous evidence, and inhibiting debate with other groups that fall under the same broad disciplinary label.
At age 10, she was expelled from her all-white school, and the authorities' decisions based on her anomalous appearance disrupted her family and adult life.
More Vocab Wordspauper - very poor person
venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
abscission - cutting off; separation
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic