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an·ec·dot·al

(an'ek-dō'-tal),
Report of clinical experiences based on individual experience, rather than an organized investigation with standard research features, such as appropriate controls.
[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr. an- priv + ekdido, to publish]

anecdotal

/an·ec·do·tal/ (an″ek-do´t'l) based on case histories rather than on controlled clinical trials.

anecdotal

[an′əkdot′əl]
Etymology: Gk, anekdotos, unpublished
pertaining to knowledge based on isolated observations and not yet verified by controlled scientific studies.

anecdotal

adjective Unsubstantiated; occurring as single or isolated event; referring to evidence based on subjective descriptions.

Examples
Anecdotal patient response to an unproven method for cancer management; anecdotal cause-and-effect relationship between a noxious factor and a condition.

anecdotal

adjective Unsubstantiated; occurring as single or isolated event. See Fringe, Unproven. Cf Blinding.

an·ec·dot·al

(an'ek-dō'tǎl)
Report of clinical experiences based on individual experience, rather than an organized investigation with standard research features, such as appropriate controls.
[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr. an-,priv + ekdido, to publish]

an·ec·dot·al

(an'ek-dō'tǎl)
Report of clinical experiences based on individual experience, rather than an organized investigation with standard research features.
[G. anekdota, unpublished items, fr. an- priv + ekdido, to publish]
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On the other hand, if characters fictionally exist midway between anecdotic life and emblematic function, their encounters across the anecdotic gap that mediates between the stories can be explained by the inchoate emblematic role they play beyond the limits of each individual story.
Hence, the anecdotic content takes second place behind less immediately attainable (symbolic) realities, related to "an effort to free society of historical or other superstitions" (Soyinka 1976: 66) or forms of bondage.
Although the historical evidence is on the whole sparse and anecdotic, Kleist's narration is typically breathless.
Others apparently could keep their politics at bay: Lubbock's Bank holidays is anecdotic, not a safety valve for the labouring classes; Pitt Rivers' continuous sequences are scientific statements, not object lessons against 'scatterbrained revolutionary suggestions' from the continent.
Analyses are often based on assumptions or anecdotic references, and tend to provoke loud responses from every corner of the political spectrum.
Narrator Myles then depicts the scene as an anecdotic, marginal event of everyday life: meeting a loquacious acquaintance at the bus stop.
Previous evidence of potential presence of jaguar in Michoacan was an anecdotic sighting from the municipality of Coalcoman (Brand, 1961).