Simple Definition of eccentricity
: the quality of being strange or unusual in behavior
: an act or habit that is strange or unusual
Full Definition of eccentricityplural
1 a : the quality or state of being eccentric b : deviation from an established pattern or norm; especially : odd or whimsical behavior
2 a : a mathematical constant that for a given conic section is the ratio of the distances from any point of the conic section to a focus and the corresponding directrix b : the eccentricity of an astronomical orbit used as a measure of its deviation from circularity
Examples of eccentricity in a sentence
Some people weren't very tolerant of his eccentricity.
Talking to her plants is one of her many eccentricities.
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