What does the word anomaly mean?

Usage examples for anomaly

  1. The miasma, condensed by the fogs and transported in all directions by the winds, now began to overleap every natural or artificial barrier, and the favoured herds, ruminating at their ease in the manorial farms of the wealthy patricians, in their well- kept parks and amid every luxury, were suddenly smitten with an evil which in their case seemed an anomaly. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon