Meaning: (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
Meaning: a person who is unusual
Meaning: deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
Neither is it a "government of the people by the same people"; but it is known and designated as "the Government of the United States." It is an anomaly among governments.
Just as we often compare nations by their relative land areas, so if we compare these two worlds in the same way we have the strange anomaly of a larger world within a smaller one!
And he did not doubt that he would hereafter be found to have been equally practical in the view that he had expressed on the hustings at Tankerville, for he was convinced that before long the anomaly of which he had spoken would cease to exist under the influence of a Government that would really believe in the work it was doing.