Meaning of anecdotal


Pronunciation: (an'ik-dōt"l, an"ik-dōt'l), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes: an anecdotal history of jazz.
  2. (of the treatment of subject matter in representational art) pertaining to the relationship of figures or to the arrangement of elements in a scene so as to emphasize the story content of a subject. Cf. narrative (def. 6).
  3. based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal evidence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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