Anomalistic
Anomalistic A*nom`a*lis"tic, Anomalistical A*nom`a*lis"tic*al, a. [Cf. F. anomalistique.] 1. Irregular; departing from common or established rules. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion. [1913 Webster]

{Anomalistic month}. See under {Month}.

{Anomalistic revolution}, the period in which a planet or satellite goes through the complete cycles of its changes of anomaly, or from any point in its elliptic orbit to the same again.

{Anomalistic}, or {Periodical year}. See under {Year}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Anomalistic — A*nom a*lis tic, Anomalistical A*nom a*lis tic*al, a. [Cf. F. anomalistique.] 1. Irregular; departing from common or established rules. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anomalistic — index anomalous, irregular (not usual), peculiar (curious) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anomalistic — [ə näm΄ə lis′tik] adj. 1. tending to be anomalous 2. of an anomaly …   English World dictionary

  • anomalistic —   a. Astronomy, pertaining to anomaly. anomalistic month, interval between two perigees of moon. anomalistic year, interval between two perihelion passages of   Earth …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anomalistic — adj. Astron. of the anomaly or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion. Phrases and idioms: anomalistic month a month measured between successive perigees of the moon. anomalistic year a year measured between successive perihelia of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anomalistic — Month Month (m[u^]nth), n. [OE. month, moneth, AS. m[=o]n[eth], m[=o]na[eth]; akin to m[=o]na moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. m[=a]n[=o]d, Icel. m[=a]nu[eth]r, m[=a]na[eth]r, Goth. m[=e]n[=o][thorn]s. [root]272. See {Moon}.] One of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anomalistic — anomalistically, adv. /euh nom euh lis tik/, adj. of or pertaining to an anomaly. [1760 70; ANOMAL(Y) + ISTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anomalistic — adjective a) anomalous b) irregular …   Wiktionary

  • anomalistic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Departing from the normal: aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypic, atypical, deviant, divergent, irregular, preternatural, unnatural. See GOOD, USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • anomalistic — adj. unusual, out of the ordinary …   English contemporary dictionary

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