Anomaly

usgb/əˈnɑːməli/Volume
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Unexpected OccurrencePlay
Use 'anomaly' when something occurs that diverges from the usual pattern or expectations. SlideHer early arrival at work was an anomaly; she's typically late.
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No Negative ImplicationPlay
'Anomaly' doesn't necessarily imply something is bad, just that it's unusual. SlideThe sudden cool day in summer was a welcome anomaly.
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Context FlexibilityPlay
'Anomaly' suits various contexts, including casual conversations and formal reports. SlideThe manager pointed out the sales anomaly in the quarterly report.