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eccentric

strange, weird, bizarre; deviating from customs or practice; erratic; peculiar: an eccentric hermit
Not to be confused with:
acentric – having no center; not centered
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eccentric
eccentric circles with the center of each circle marked

ec·cen·tric

 (ĭk-sĕn′trĭk, ĕk-)
adj.
1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
3.
a. Not having the same center: eccentric circles.
b. Having the axis located elsewhere than at the geometric center.
n.
1. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
2. Physics A disk or wheel having its axis of revolution displaced from its center so that it is capable of imparting reciprocating motion.

[Middle English eccentrik, planetary orbit of which the earth is not at the center, from Medieval Latin eccentricus, not having the same center, from Greek ekkentros : ek-, out of; see ecto- + kentron, center (from kentein, to prick; see kent- in Indo-European roots).]

ec·cen′tri·cal·ly adv.

eccentric

(ɪkˈsɛntrɪk)
adj
1. deviating or departing from convention, esp in a bizarre manner; irregular or odd
2. (Mathematics) situated away from the centre or the axis
3. (Mathematics) not having a common centre: eccentric circles. Compare concentric
4. not precisely circular. Also: eccentrical
n
5. a person who deviates from normal forms of behaviour, esp in a bizarre manner
6. (Mechanical Engineering) a device for converting rotary motion to reciprocating motion
[C16: from Medieval Latin eccentricus, from Greek ekkentros out of centre, from ek- ex-1 + kentron centre]
ecˈcentrically adv

ec•cen•tric

(ɪkˈsɛn trɪk, ɛk-)

adj.
1. deviating from the accepted or customary character, practice, etc.; unconventional; peculiar; odd.
2. not having the same center; not concentric: used esp. of two circles or spheres at least one of which contains the centers of both.
3. (of an axis, axle, etc.) not situated in the center.
4. having the axis or support away from the center: an eccentric wheel.
5. Astron. deviating from a circular form, as an elliptic orbit.
n.
6. an eccentric person.
7. something that is unusual, peculiar, or odd.
8. a device for converting rotary motion to reciprocating motion, consisting of a disk with an off-center axis of revolution.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin eccentricus < Greek ékkentr(os) having an eccentric orbit]
ec•cen′tri•cal•ly, adv.

eccentric

- First meant "not concentric" as it referred to an orbit in which the Earth was not precisely in the center or straying from a circular path; the area where two circles overlap is the eccentric.
See also related terms for orbit.

eccentric

Describes an orbit that deviates from a circular path, such as an elliptical orbit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eccentric - a person with an unusual or odd personalityeccentric - a person with an unusual or odd personality
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
crackpot, fruitcake, nut case, screwball, crank, nut - a whimsically eccentric person
nutter, wacko, whacko - a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
2.eccentric - a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)eccentric - 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"
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
Adj.1.eccentric - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusualeccentric - 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"
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"
2.eccentric - not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles"
concentric, concentrical, homocentric - having a common center; "concentric rings"

eccentric

adjective
noun
1. crank (informal), character (informal), nut (slang), freak (informal), flake (slang, chiefly U.S.), oddity, oddball (informal), loose cannon, nonconformist, wacko (slang), case (informal), screwball (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), card (informal), odd fish (informal), kook (U.S. & Canad. informal), queer fish (Brit. informal), rum customer (Brit. slang), weirdo or weirdie (informal) My other friend was a real English eccentric.

eccentric

adjectivenoun
A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
Translations
شاذّشَخْصٌ شاذ، غَريب الأطْوارغَريبُ الأطْوار
výstřední
excentriskoriginalunderligexcentriker
eksentrinenepäkeskoepätavallinenomalaatuinen
ekscentričanekscentrikneuravnoteženčudak
különcködõ
sérvitringursérvitur
風変わりな
별난
ekscentriškai
dīvainisdīvainsekscentriķisekscentrisks
excentrik
excentrisk
แปลก
eksantrikeksantrik birituhaftuhaf kişi
kỳ dị

eccentric

[ɪkˈsentrɪk]
A. ADJexcéntrico
B. Nexcéntrico/a m/f
she was a bit of an eccentricera un poco excéntrica

eccentric

[ɪkˈsɛntrɪk]
adj [person] → excentrique; [ideas] → excentrique
nexcentrique mf, original(e) m/f

eccentric

adj (also Tech) → exzentrisch; tasteausgefallen
n
(= oddball)Exzentriker(in) m(f)
(Tech) → Exzenter m

eccentric

[ɪkˈsɛntrɪk] adj & neccentrico/a

eccentric

(ikˈsentrik) adjective
(of a person, his behaviour etc) odd; unusual. He is growing more eccentric every day; He had an eccentric habit of collecting stray cats.
noun
an eccentric person.
ecˈcentrically adverb
eccentricity (eksenˈtrisəti) noun
oddness of behaviour or an example of this.

eccentric

شاذّ výstřední excentrisk exzentrisch εκκεντρικός excéntrico epätavallinen excentrique ekscentričan eccentrico 風変わりな 별난 zonderling eksentrisk ekscentryczny excêntrico эксцентричный excentrisk แปลก eksantrik kỳ dị 古怪的

ec·cen·tric

a. excéntrico-a; extravagante.