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Definition of Eccentric

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strange, odd, queer, unconventional
strange or unusual person, odd character
strange, unusual, odd; that deviates from a circular path, elliptical
Eccentric Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One who, or that which, deviates from regularity; an anomalous or irregular person or thing.
  
(n.)
In the Ptolemaic system, the supposed circular orbit of a planet about the earth, but with the earth not in its center.
  
(n.)
A disk or wheel so arranged upon a shaft that the center of the wheel and that of the shaft do not coincide. It is used for operating valves in steam engines, and for other purposes. The motion derived is precisely that of a crank having the same throw.
  
(n.)
A circle not having the same center as another contained in some measure within the first.
  
(n.)
A circle described about the center of an elliptical orbit, with half the major axis for radius.
  
(a.)
Pertaining to an eccentric; as, the eccentric rod in a steam engine.
  
(a.)
Not having the same center; -- said of circles, ellipses, spheres, etc., which, though coinciding, either in whole or in part, as to area or volume, have not the same center; -- opposed to concentric.
  
(a.)
Not coincident as to motive or end.
  
(a.)
Deviating or departing from the center, or from the line of a circle; as, an eccentric or elliptical orbit; pertaining to deviation from the center or from true circular motion.
  
(a.)
Deviating from stated methods, usual practice, or established forms or laws; deviating from an appointed sphere or way; departing from the usual course; irregular; anomalous; odd; as, eccentric conduct.
  
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eccentric
\ec*cen"tric\ (?), a. [f. excentrique, formerly also spelled eccentrique, fr. ll. eccentros out of the center, eccentric, gr. &?;; &?; out of + &?; center. see ex-, and center, and cf. excentral.]
1. deviating or departing from the center, or from the line of a circle; as, an eccentric or elliptical orbit; pertaining to deviation from the center or from true circular motion.
2. not having the same center; -- said of circles, ellipses, spheres, etc., which, though coinciding, either in whole or in part, as to area or volume, have not the same center; -- opposed to concentric.
3. (mach.) pertaining to an eccentric; as, the eccentric rod in a steam engine.
4. not coincident as to motive or end. his own ends, which must needs be often eccentric to those of his master.
5. deviating from stated methods, usual practice, or established forms or laws; deviating from an appointed sphere or way; departing from the usual course; irregular; anomalous; odd; as, eccentric conduct. "this brave and eccentric young man." he shines eccentric, like a comet's blaze.
eccentric
anomaly. (astron.) see anomaly.
eccentric
chuck (mach.), a lathe chuck so constructed that the work held by it may be altered as to its center of motion, so as to produce combinations of eccentric combinations of eccentric circles.
eccentric
gear. (mach.) (a) the whole apparatus, strap, and other parts, by which the motion of an eccentric is transmitted, as in the steam engine. (b) a cogwheel set to turn about an eccentric axis used to give variable rotation.


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Noun
1. a person with an unusual or odd personality
(synonym) eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek
(hypernym) anomaly, unusual person
(hyponym) crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, nutcase, fruitcake, screwball
2. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
(synonym) character, type, case
(hypernym) adult, grownup

Adjective
1. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"
(synonym) bizarre, freakish, freaky, flaky, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre
(similar) unconventional
2. not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles"
(synonym) nonconcentric
(antonym) concentric, concentrical, homocentric
(similar) acentric
Eccentric Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
Two circles, one within the other, neither sharing the same center. A protrusion on a shaft that rubs against or is connected to another part, such as a cam on a camshaft . Sometimes called "off center."
Astronomy and Physics Terms by ExploreSpace.com
Noncircular; elliptical (applied to an orbit).
CAVE AND KARST TERMINOLOGY
A speleothem of abnormal shape or attitude. Cf. helictite.
Eccentric Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Eccentricity or eccentric may refer to:
  • Off-center
  • Eccentricity (behavior), odd behavior on the part of a person, as opposed to being "normal"
  • Eccentricity (graph theory) of a vertex in a graph
  • Eccentricity (mathematics), a parameter associated with every conic section
  • Eccentric (mechanism), a wheel that rotates on an axle that is displaced from the focus of the circle described by the wheel
  • Eccentricity vector
  • Horizontal eccentricity, in vision, degrees of visual angle from the center of the eye
  • Orbital eccentricity, in astrodynamics, calculated from orbital state vectors as an absolute value of eccentricity vector or using other methods based on orbital energy and angular momentum
  • Eccentric anomaly, the angle between the direction of periapsis and the current position of an object on its orbit
  • Eccentric Club, a London gentlemen's club
  • Eccentric contraction, the lengthening of muscle fibers
  • Eccentric, in astronomy, a type of deferent, a circle or sphere used in obsolete astronomical systems to carry a planet around the Earth or Sun
  • Eccentric position of a surveying tripod to be able to measure hidden points
  • Eccentric Training

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Eccentric Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bodybuilding Jargon
the negative part of the repetition, when you lower the weight. Contraction in which there's lengthening of a muscle.
See also concentric.
Eccentric Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
risvitan-, risvitanik
Eccentric Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webart Magic Astronomical Glossary
Non-circular; elliptical (applied to an orbit).