Scientific Terminology -- I am having a senior moment.

When you are analyzing data and you see something odd that may require explanation, what do you call it?

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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndConnect With a Mentor Commented:
anomaly
 
 
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lherrouConnect With a Mentor Commented:
d-glitch,

Are you talking about an outlier?

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LHerrou
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d-glitchAuthor Commented:
It isn't outlier, or paradox, or artifact, or discrepancy.

I've probably heard it once a week for 20 years, but I can't think of it now.
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d-glitchAuthor Commented:
Bingo.  Anomaly is the word that's been eluding me for an hour.

Getting old is certainly interesting.

Thanks Robin.
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lherrouCommented:
Yeah, Interesting. That's a nice word for it :)
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Infinity08Commented:
How about a glitch ? ;)
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