Word – anomaly
a) deviation from the normal order
Part of Speech – noun
Synonyms – aberration, oddity, irregularity, peculiarity
Antonyms – conformity, normality, regularity
1 The judge was dismissed after he ignored a glaring anomaly in the evidence presented for an important murder trial.
2 The slightest anomaly in a high speed car can start a cumulative effect which can totally ruin it.
3 Average summer temperature had dropped over 6 degrees this year which was clearly an anomaly.
4 A self-goal was the anomaly in an otherwise perfect match for Manchester United in which they thrashed their opponents 6-1.
5 Programmers are working hard to remove the anomalies in database design.