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adj. odd·er, odd·est
1. Deviating from what is ordinary, usual, or expected; strange or peculiar: an odd name; odd behavior. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination: invited 30-odd guests.
a. Constituting a remainder: had some odd dollars left over.
b. Small in amount: jingled the odd change in my pockets.
a. Being one of an incomplete pair or set: an odd shoe.
b. Remaining after others have been paired or grouped.
5. Mathematics Designating an integer not divisible by two, such as 1, 3, and 5.
6. Not expected, regular, or planned: called at odd intervals.
7. Remote; out-of-the-way: found the antique shop in an odd corner of town.

[Middle English odde, from Old Norse oddi, point of land, triangle, odd number.]

odd′ly adv.
odd′ness n.


Variant of Od.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oddness - the parity of odd numbers (not divisible by two)
parity - (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity; "parity is often used to check the integrity of transmitted data"
2.oddness - eccentricity that is not easily explained
eccentricity - strange and unconventional behavior


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I thought in a transitory way of the oddness of wells still existing, and then resumed the thread of my speculations.
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Madame Rabourdin had justified the expectations formed of Mademoiselle Leprince; she possessed the elements of that apparent superiority which pleases the world; her liberal education enabled her to speak to every one in his or her own language; her talents were real; she showed an independent and elevated mind; her conversation charmed as much by its variety and ease as by the oddness and originality of her ideas.
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I was then struck by the oddness of the fact that I was taking a picture of a picture.
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