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Anomaly vs. Paradox

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Anomalynoun

A deviation from a rule or from what is regarded as normal; an outlier.

Paradoxnoun

An apparently self-contradictory statement, which can only be true if it is false, and vice versa.u

‘"This sentence is false" is a paradox.’;

Anomalynoun

Something or someone that is strange or unusual.

‘He is an anomaly among his friends.’;

Paradoxnoun

A counterintuitive conclusion or outcome.s

‘It is an interesting paradox that drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.’;

Anomalynoun

(science) Any event or measurement that is out of the ordinary regardless of whether it is exceptional or not.

Paradoxnoun

A claim that two apparently contradictory ideas are true.t

‘Not having a fashion is a fashion; that's a paradox.’;

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Anomalynoun

(astronomy) Any of various angular distances.

Paradoxnoun

A thing involving contradictory yet interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persist over time.

Anomalynoun

(biology) A defect or malformation.

Paradoxnoun

A person or thing having contradictory properties.t

‘He is a paradox; you would not expect him in that political party.’;

Anomalynoun

(quantum physics) A failure of a classical symmetry due to quantum corrections.

Paradoxnoun

An unanswerable question or difficult puzzle, particularly one which leads to a deeper truth. s

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Anomalynoun

(dated) An irregularity or disproportion.

Paradoxnoun

(obsolete) A statement which is difficult to believe, or which goes against general belief.

Anomalynoun

Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous.

‘We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and contending principles that are found in the minds and affairs of men.’; ‘As Professor Owen has remarked, there is no greater anomaly in nature than a bird that can not fly.’;

Paradoxnoun

(uncountable) The use of counterintuitive or contradictory statements (paradoxes) in speech or writing.

Anomalynoun

The angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the sun. This is the true anomaly. The eccentric anomaly is a corresponding angle at the center of the elliptic orbit of the planet. The mean anomaly is what the anomaly would be if the planet's angular motion were uniform.

Paradoxnoun

A state in which one is logically compelled to contradict oneself.

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Anomalynoun

Any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type.

Paradoxnoun

The practice of giving instructions that are opposed to the therapist's actual intent, with the intention that the client will disobey or be unable to obey.s

Anomalynoun

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

Paradoxnoun

A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.

‘A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable.’; ‘This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.’;

Anomalynoun

a person who is unusual

Paradoxnoun

(logic) a self-contradiction;

‘`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false’;

Anomalynoun

(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)

Paradoxnoun

a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true

‘the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once’;

Paradoxnoun

a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory

‘Parmenides was the original advocate of the philosophical power of paradox’; ‘the liar paradox’;

Paradoxnoun

a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities

‘cathedrals face the paradox of having enormous wealth in treasures but huge annual expenses’;

Paradox

A paradox is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one's expectation. It is a statement that, despite apparently valid reasoning from true premises, leads to a seemingly self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion.

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