Anomaly

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Anomaly

An unusual or unrepeatable event. For example, a stock index inexplicably rising 20% in a week during a bear market may constitute an anomaly.
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Despite the intemperate ad hominem o f Cobbett and a host of other ideological opponents of Malthus, whose first biographer described him as "the best abused man of his age," they nevertheless had grasped the anomoly of a minister's sounding at least as impersonal and impassive toward human suffering as Swift's Modest Proposer.
Hershkoff's point, an anomoly of the absorption of Puerto Rico is that it is harder to explain in terms of classic economic imperialism than is, say, the rather ruthless takeover of the formally independent monarchy of Hawaii during the same period.
The author then outlined his opinion that the situation of Blacks in America is something of an anomoly.
The efficient markets hypothesis suggests that stock prices reflect information about performance expectations quickly, thus performance trends lasting more than a few days are an anomoly.
Interestingly, health service wage payments grew even faster than employment (an anomoly among many service sectors), suggesting that jobs in this category continue to offer relatively high salaries.