What are some examples of anomalies

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anomal adj. deviating from the rule ’becomes at the beginning of the 19th century. as well as older anomalous (2nd half of the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century) initially used as a grammatical term. Both are borrowed from late Latin anōmalos, anōmalus' according to the form, not in accordance with the rule, 'irregular', according to the Greek anṓmalos (ἀνώμαλός) 'uneven, dissimilar, uneven', from negative a- or an- before vowel (ἀ- privativum) and Greek homalós (ὁμαλός) 'equal, even (moderate), smooth', an L-formation to Greek homós (ὁμός) 'common, one and the same, equal, similar, even' (see ↗homo- ). The similarly sounding abnormal adj. ‘Not normal, deviating from the rule, unusual, abnormal’ (2nd half of the 19th century) is under the influence of equal French abnormal (see already mlat.anormalus' deviating from the rule ') presumably the result of a cross between anomalous and ↗normal (sd), perhaps also a late new formation with negating Greek a (n) -' not, un- 'and lat.nōrmālis' made according to the angle measure, according to the rule', from the lat.nōrma 'angle measure, guide line, rule' (see ↗norm) Anomaly f. ‘Deviation from the rule, from the normal, exception, abnormality’, learned borrowing (around 1700) from the same condition. Latin anōmalia, after the anōmalía (ἀνωμαλία) derived from the Greek anṓmalos (see above) ‘unevenness, irregularity, inequality’. Initially used especially as a grammatical term and in astronomy in the sense of ‘amplitude’.