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English[]

Alternative forms[]

  • excentric

Etymology[]

From Latin eccentricus from Ancient Greek ἔκκεντρος (ekkentros), not having the earth as the center of an orbit) from ἐκ (ek), out) + κέντρον (kentron), point)

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Adjective[]

Eccentric (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Eccentric

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. not at or in the centre.
  2. not perfectly circular.
    an eccentric or elliptical orbit
  3. having a different center.
  4. of a person, deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently.
    "The recluse has become really eccentric over the years."
  5. (physiology) (of a motion) against or in the opposite direction of contraction of a muscle. (E.g. flexion of the lower arm while flexing the tricep; opening of the jaw while flexing the masseter). (Antonym: concentric)

Synonyms[]

  • eccentrical
  • excentrical
  • odd

Derived terms[]

  • eccentrically

Related terms[]

Quotations[]

  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p. 40
    Khedron was the only other person in the city who could be called eccentric.

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Noun[]

Singular
Eccentric

Plural
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Eccentric ({{{1}}})

  1. One who does not behave like others.
  2. A disk or wheel with its axis off centre, giving a reciprocating motion.
  3. (slang) A kook.

Translations[]

fa:eccentric fr:eccentric io:eccentric id:eccentric kn:eccentric hu:eccentric ml:eccentric my:eccentric pl:eccentric ru:eccentric ta:eccentric te:eccentric vi:eccentric zh:eccentric

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