eccentricity eccentricity  /ˌɛk sən ˈtrɪ sə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) strange and unconventional behavior
  2. (n) (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis
  3. (n) a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, his only eccentricity, if it can be called that, is his extensive private library of adult videos.
  2. Surely the happiest instances of commercial eccentricity have been those in which an entrepreneur's quirks spur success.
  3. They have just this one eccentricity: they don't mind making the most intimate act of their lives a spectator sport.

News

  1. British comic Russell Brand coming to Sands Bethlehem

    Event center also books stage version of TV game show 'Family Feud.' British comedian and actor Russell Brand, best known for his eccentricity and for controversies, will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, the venue announced Monday.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  2. Comedian known for eccentricity, controversy coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

    A comedian and actor best known for his eccentricity and for controversies will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

Quotes

  1. In an interview published Friday by The Daily Telegraph, Archbishop Rowan Williams said British leaders institute policies on religion that "assume it is a problem, it's an eccentricity, it's practiced by oddities, foreigners and minorities."
    on Dec 12, 2009 By: Rowan Williams Source: UPI.com

  2. David told the mag: "I'm not the best singer but I wouldn't mind being a judge. Maybe in a few years' time. I love Simon. Everything he does is incredible...... Britain's Got Talent was like a celebration of great British eccentricity. And The X...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: David Walliams Source: Available For Panto

  3. The motorcycle-riding Hector, whom Bennett describes in his stage directions as "a man of studied eccentricity," glories in the richness of language and has his lads memorize great swaths of poetry.
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Alan Bennett Source: Reuters

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