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(pronounced a-nihk-DOH-tehl)

As you might imagine, this term means of, relating to, or consisting of anecdotes and the depiction of a scene suggesting a story, but it also is used to describe something that is based on or contains reports of intuitive, yet unproven, observation. The example uses the former definition.

EXAMPLE: Within her weekly project reports Olivia often included excessive anecdotal detail, causing them to be twice as long as necessary and confusing the rest of the project team.