Anomalistic month. See under Month.Anomalistic revolution, the period in which a planet or satellite goes through the complete cycles of its changes of anomaly, or from any point in its elliptic orbit to the same again.Anomalistic, or Periodical year. See under Year.

(A*nom`a*lis"tic*al*ly), adv. With irregularity.

(A*nom`a*lo*flo"rous) a. [L. anomalus irregular + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Having anomalous flowers.

(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.

(A*nom"a*lous*ly), adv. In an anomalous manner.

(A*nom"a*lous*ness), n. Quality of being anomalous.

(A*nom"a*ly) n.; pl. Anomalies [L. anomalia, Gr. . See Anomalous.]

1. Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous.

We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and contending principles that are found in the minds and affairs of men.

As Professor Owen has remarked, there is no greater anomaly in nature than a bird that can not fly.

2. (Astron.) (a) The angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the sun. This is the true anomaly. The eccentric anomaly is a corresponding angle at the center of the elliptic orbit of the planet. The mean anomaly is what the anomaly would be if the planet's angular motion were uniform. (b) The angle measuring apparent irregularities in the motion of a planet.

3. (Nat. Hist.) Any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type.

(||A*no"mi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. irregular; 'a priv. + no'mos law.] (Zoöl.) A genus of bivalve shells, allied to the oyster, so called from their unequal valves, of which the lower is perforated for attachment.

(An`o*moph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. irregular + leaf.] (Bot.) Having leaves irregularly placed.

(||An`o*mu"ra ||An`o*mou"ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lawless + tail.] (Zoöl.) A group of decapod Crustacea, of which the hermit crab in an example.

(An`o*mu"ral An`o*mu"ran) a. Irregular in the character of the tail or abdomen; as, the anomural crustaceans. [Written also anomoural, anomouran.]

(An`o*mu"ran), n. (Zoöl.) One of the Anomura.

(An"o*my) n. [Gr. . See Anomia.] Disregard or violation of law. [R.] Glanvill.

(A*non") adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one fr. AS. on in + an one. See On and One.]

1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.]

The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it.
Matt. xiii. 20.

2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion.

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