Meaning of “anecdotal” in the English Dictionary

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"anecdotal" in British English

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anecdotaladjective

uk /ˌæn.ɪkˈdəʊ.təl/ us /ˌæn.ɪkˈdoʊ.t̬əl/

Anecdotal information is not based on facts or careful study:

anecdotal evidence

(Definition of “anecdotal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anecdotal" in American English

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anecdotaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌæn·ɪkˈdoʊ·t̬əl/

based on reports or things someone saw rather than on proven facts:

There is only anecdotal evidence that the medicine works.

(Definition of “anecdotal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)