a : the quality or state of being eccentric
b : deviation from an established pattern or norm; especially : odd or whimsical behavior
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
- Some people weren't very tolerant of his eccentricity.
- Talking to her plants is one of her many eccentricities.
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Related to ECCENTRICITY
- crotchet, curiosity, idiosyncrasy, erraticism, individualism, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quiddity, quip, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, twist
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